Flesh and Stone

Now that we have come
thus far
we can see on the tempal finial
limb for limb
lip anwering lip
Man for woman
and woman for man
side by side
and above and below
each helping the other
through something each thinks
is love
until together both reach bodily
the inner emptiness
of the temple god

And I who felt
the rounded feel of flesh
these many years
left it at the templedoor
of this poem
chilselled as stone.

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