Sustenance



Your laughter washes me
in golden light
and silver haze

spilling a tidal wave
lifting me above
the weight of rock
assault of words
streets and alleyways
stained in blood

Nothing more I need
but this I do
a highway through
this desert world

Your laughter’s the water
that baptizes me
the sacramental bread
of our communion
wreathing us
in fragrant garlands
the sustenance I breathe

drawing to earth
the light of Heaven
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Written on 2020

Submitted by Keilani on October 04, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXB XXXXBX XCCX XAXDXBX XD
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 443
Words 96
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 3, 6, 4, 7, 2

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