For David and Julie Peyton
Lord Christ backlit by flickering orange coronas
diamond laser turquoise beams
like twin searchlights your eyes sweeping the dark,
and the multiple flashing purple gymnast
arms, or tai chi, qi gong
slo-mo ballet movement
hip shot rock n’ roller move, and...
...galaxies spray when you do that,
they fling and fall and obediently
bringing forth herb and fruit
according to their kind;
more of your rugged sense of humor,
your slapstick, your crosses, your thorny crowns.
The bread and the lentils,
the water and the wooden cup
Martha brings you; her halt step
and the love in her eyes.