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Alchemy

me and you
neither of us two
mind a little pain or a lot
we feel what the others forgot
where precious persons on vast verandas
in lives gone by have wept for us
 
me and you
neither of us two
use inside voices inside these walls
we speak in song and dance through halls
our laughter billows through the rooms
and the world is glad as it bubbles and booms
 
you and me
both of us, we
disown the white savior jesus freaks
we sip communion wine as we transmute time
for this is what love requires
when it assigns us to its sacred fire
 
you and me
both of us, we
wear rings and chains
and silver medallions
we paint our toenails in unison
for this is what love requires
when it assign us to its sacred choir
 
me and you
neither of us two
ever cared to follow the rules
we prefer the alchemy of humanity
fusing our bones with the soil of two continents
transforming our being in the womb of love's sacred relief
 
yet who could fathom but we
with fathom upon fathom
and dream upon dream
the miracle of
you and me
 
that while we were busy
with our joy and our weeping
our secrets and our singing
 
we made something
gold and everlasting

 

photo by Keren Fedida

photo by Keren Fedida