Originally posted at: https://maremartell.com/2021/09/04/purification/ Perfumed purification anointed my skin fragrant with absolution My brethren Blessed sisters; Heart-bound lovers Spirit-kin My blood baptized in the cistern of love Forgiven to be human The elation of redemption damp against my brow Dancing in broad circles Breathless with abandon the release of blissful beauty