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Covid’s Eucharist

We gather
“Six feet apart”
And more

Eyes float above covered nose and mouth,
(My neighbor may not even have a nose
— I’d never know.)
Glaring across at each other
or perhaps smiling—
Who knows?
Not much to see from
Eyes upon eyes—
Expressions unrevealed

I eagerly await the Eucharist…
Life-giving, but not merely because—
One brief glimpse at a full, naked face.

A Face!
Somehow it feels sacrilegious to look.
What a foreign, rare appearance in today’s
Masked World.

But all must undo, and
to nourish us with You.

I come
Alone and undone
Nothing hidden from your sight —
Unmask and make me new.