Friday, March 26, 2010

Russian Easter

“Is it permitted?”
Ask our two Moscow guests
On a Long Beach bench
As sacred emblems pass our way
“We are not members
Of your church.”


“Yes,” I whisper,
“All are Christians
And believers here.”


Then we three as one
With tear-stained smiles
And Slavic souls communing
Took thus the broken loaf
And through the Ancient date
A Mystery rose to fuse
The Awful Fission.


Long Beach
30 Apr 89

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