Waiting for the word

    You came in my dream this night
Blessed be!
We were in the Temple
Waiting for the Word

I saw you from the side
Your tiny ear like an embryo
Gilded in antiquity
From Nineveh, Olympus,
The Bitter Lakes and Jerusalem

For a moment
You were obscured from view
Disciples gathering,
Laughing, calling, greeting

Then something made you turn
And meet my gaze.
Our ancient memory?
A single, eternal flame?

In that immortal moment
I knew that Love reigned