Love’s Extreme Unction
by Michael R. Burch
Lines composed during my son Jeremy’s first high school football game (he played tuba), while I watched my wife Beth watch him.
Within the intimate chapels of her eyes—
devotions, meditations, reverence.
I find in them Love’s very residence
and hearing the ardent rapture of her sighs
I prophesy beatitudes to come,
when Love like hers commands us, “All be One!”
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