a gathering of lovers

i
in twitchy times
you feel alone & isolated––
almost paralyzed

ii
we find your hand
& pull you into our light

iii
the universe is thrilled
with energy––
seeing light, invisible red
& blue, probing x-rays, loping radio
waves, grasping gravity, express
cosmic undulations, magnetic
polarities, particle arabesques,
& the trilling modulations of birds

iv
but look,
another light––
here, a flicker of kindness––
there, a candle flame
of hope––
everywhere,
an resonance of om

v
the sun is high––
we are gathered in sacredness––
two of us will marry all of us
this day

vi
we are all lovers––
in love with the generosity
of creation
that makes this so

vii
our village is transcendent––
a tribe of many bloods
in love with one another
as we are

viii
what does true love look like?
all of us hand-in-hand
sharing
life, darkness & light

ix
what is marriage
but a rite of freedom––
we choose &
we promise––
we have
& we hold––

x
we enter a prayer
to bind two hearts––
& create a breathing circularity
of love

xi
we are a gathering
of lovers
with a single
beating heart

xii
one says yea––
& we realize
we’re bonded atoms
in a holy ring
of gold––
two says yea
& heaven smiles

xiii
so it is done––
so we are blessed

xiv
amen
& foreverly
after