In Your Name


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.