To Rebeccah

To Rebeccah

Aryeh Klapper

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I

Beauty as barrier.

Often the flash of a blade

sharper than its edge.

II

Imagined death kills.

Wife and son lost together

To the flashing blade.

 

III

Angelic voices

crying against Eden. Stop!

Touch not, wound never.

IV

The tears of angels

blind. To see past sympathy

is more than human.

V

Together—no more.

The living and the dead live

too different lives.

VI

Body and Spirit.

Pleasure delayed forever

is the purest pain.

VII

With you as my wife

I think I yet reach Eden

and restore my life.

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