Fred Gillen Jr.

Poetry

Communion

As my tongue explored your secret places
I tasted eternal life
I could smell the musk of Eden’s perfection
I saw the face of God
smiling
and heard Him say “Yes my son,
you have found the truest communion.”
In that moment I was innocent
with nothing between God and you and me
a true communion

I am baptized by the waters
of your inner fire
and set free
with every convulsion
your explosion, your little death
of shallow shame
your weightless, eternal Now

I give you all of me
I Let go of all of my feelings
rage, pain, hurt, and joy
Cry rivers and laugh like angels
With the joy of God in the moment of creation

Let go.
all of your pain, remorse, regret, and shame-
Bring them to our altar
and we will grind them to dust
with the force of our hips
powered by the love in our souls
driven by the desire to be one
to join hands and face this
world with strength that
only survivors know
thrust at the chaos
like the mushroom cloud
of atomic rearrangement
and then peace
Peace.

Posted Wednesday, October 13th 2004

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 05/16/2003     Shine
 03/15/2003     Hope
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 05/31/2001     Untitled
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