Baptism

That insane asshole is dead
I drowned him
And he's not coming back. Look
He has a new life
A new name
Now
Which no one knows except
The one who gave it. 

If he tastes
The wine now
As he is allowed  to
It won't, I'm not saying it 
Will
Turn to water

However, Since You
Can do anything, he
Will be safe

His first breath as an infant 
Past the waters of birth
And his soul's, past the death waters, married-

Your words are spirit
And life.
Only say one
And he will be healed. 

-Franz Wright 

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