Our Altar

We say goodbye to this altar.
Countless times we died here.
Countless times we were reborn.
We offered ourselves.
In devotion.
To each other.
Tears mix with oil as my hands
glide over you.
This body I know so well.
That has trembled before
me so many times.
Raw. Open. Vulnerable.
With this final exchange,
we close this chapter.
I hold you in my heart
as you slip deeper
into the Mystery.