To My Wife (On The Occasion of Our 25th Wedding Anniversary)

The mechanisms of my prayers shadowed in ‘I do’
work as simple pulley and lever apologies, silent
erasures of daily sins, genuflecting to King James.

whose Old Testament will Genesis at the quieting of
ancient tongue that professed Adam did not
cry out during his reduction for the construction of Eve.

But if you will indulge me, I will
Scribe New Scriptures on a facet of jasper,
Raise Our New Jerusalem.

From the routine of amen and amen, I will set forth
an Eleventh Commandment, a New Heartbeat for the Beatitudes:
Blessed are you, who have suffered, for the construction of me.

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