Today's poem is by Brett Foster
Devotion: For Our Bodies
Yes love, I must confess I'm at it again,
struggling in vain with my Greek declensions.
I know it's common, but I want to show
you what I found in Praxeis Apostolon,
chapter one, verse twenty-four: this exquisite
epithet, kardiognosta. Forget
briefly its context, that the Eleven,
genuflecting, implore the Lord to give
wisdom. Between Justus and Matthias,
who replaces Judas? Let this word pass
to private sharpness toward love's dominion.
Let me kiss it across your collarbones
knower of hearts. Its sweetness fills my mouth
and our twin lots, as if they'd chosen both.
Copyright © 2011 Brett Foster All rights reserved
from The Garbage Eater
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