Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Prayerful Valentine

Are words only smoke
or true spirit forms
as in the old mysteries
prayers were breathed
into the smoke of resin
etherized upon an altar
the contours of the vowels
and consonants imprinted
in the smoke as it entered
spirit land dissolving
like bread in the mouths
of angels who like salmon
swim upstream against all evil
bearing our praise and supplication
toward an unknown heaven

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