SEMEN

A candle
made of 2 parts
braided into one
alluding to husband and wife

A ceremony
in a darkened room
traditionally done by
the woman

Employing wine, fragrance, and light.
In hope that the sweetness
and holiness of the Sabbath
will remain

Light, first fire
of the new week
dripping warm wax
on white lace

Holy semen

— Abraham Menashe
© 2017