I SEARCHED FOR MYSELF

I searched
for myself
touching
touching
touching

I awakened slowly
opening like a flower,
petals full of dew
glistening with joy
my garden teeming with spices

The bee
finally came
seeking my nectar
and I said
taste me

while the music deepened
with yes,
and yes,
and yes
flesh turned spirit

spirit affirmed flesh
a deep embrace
then
holy silence

— Abraham Menashe
© 2017