embrace of light,
                         you shredded my darkness,
leaving it limping
                          in time,
while we overtook
refreshed by love,
                          made numinous
by ecstasy.

               face to face,
feeling to feeling,
                           we find the fullness
of being before the fall,
                                 our senses eagerly alerted
to the innocence
                        of touch,
the caress
              of meaning
around our bodies,
                          bringing them
to boundless consciousness
                                      of our love,
our spirits engaged
                           in the contemplative care
that gives
              us insight into each other.