respiring together through quivering lips,
eyes flashing semaphore of fealty
to the one life we live in two bodies.
melding dreams on the altar of Venus,
fingertips exploring thigh and shoulder
of the other who completes the one.
sharing burdens natural to home and hearth,
hands molding inert wood and wire and stone
into the living temple of our shared faith.
spurring each in search of greater sense,
brains alchemizing leaden this and that
so from the dross we distill golden devotion.
watching together the seasons pass,
hearts joining in rhythm and rhyme of pulse
’til time crowns our union one of the precious few.