Indigo Hawkins

Benediction

'Let the love of harlots be sanctified.' ~unknown woman

When you come to me, realize I behest
no edifice. Love me in a gutter
or not at all. I merely want to rest
my temple on your temple - to utter
“Hosanna” in the shared throat of a split
alley; to awake spread beneath heavens,
frank before your eyes of melted wax, lit
with a tart torridity which leavens
my body as if I were dough submerged
in a puddle of consecrated wine.
I will pour holiness as honey, splurged
on rose hips and sopping clothes: our benign
impurities to dulcify and bless -
I attest we have no sins to confess.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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  • Richard Wlodarski (2/4/2017 9:28:00 PM)

    Congratulations on Poem Of The Day. That being said, there is nothing funny about messing with the blood of Christ.

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  • Tom Allport (2/4/2017 10:22:00 AM)

    lovely poem about the choices we make? and then live with.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/4/2017 9:25:00 AM)

    Congrats on selection as member poem of the Day.

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  • Clarence PrinceClarence Prince (2/4/2016 3:47:00 PM)

    I attest we have no sins to confess.
    I attest!

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (2/4/2016 9:30:00 AM)

    The true face of the society nicely explored.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (2/4/2016 4:06:00 AM)

    This is like showing a mirror to the society that drums up its high moral values all the time.
    'our benign / impurities to dulcify and bless - / I attest we have no sins to confess.

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  • Jasbir ChatterjeeJasbir Chatterjee (2/4/2016 3:06:00 AM)

    love purifies everything. Thanks for sharing this poem.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/4/2016 1:28:00 AM)

    Melted wax! With the muse of love. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Tai Chi Italy (7/30/2008 4:05:00 AM)

    This is the most erotic piece of chatholicism I have read in a poem Indigo! lol They will ex communicate you if you get caught messing with their wine! good idea though, A test indeed...smiling at you, tipsy curvy, Tai

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