To Paneros and Paneris on the eighteenth of the month
Opposites attract, yin turns into yang,
yang rolls over into yin, and arguments
lead to make-up sex: Thus it is, and
thus are you, Paneros, shimmering serpent,
wielder of a shining sword, and Paneris,
fluid fox, guardian of a golden apple.
Bring together the opposites in me,
I pray, like two hands brought together
in peace, centering the self, like four hands
twined together in friendship and in love,
a covenant of harmony, like two bodies
sealed together in love, in love and strife,
in darkness, in light, in silence, in laughter
and may there ever be laughter even in
strife and silence even in love.