Descending

below all things,

bleeding sorrow

from every pore,

He was fully

bathed in grief

that we might be

cleansed,

rescued from

death and hell.

I descend marble

temple steps, enter

baptismal waters.

Completely immersed,

bearing His name

and yours,

I hold my breath,

emerging, rising.

May you inherit

everlasting life;

together may we

dwell in heaven.