Say the polygamists just understand – a poem by MEH

Say the polygamists just understand

Say the polygamists just understand
the spiritual is always public,
never private. that shared intimacy
is the truest picture of the divine.
you’re welcome to join, but attitudes must
change, your selfishness has to be silenced.
He’s not only yours. you’ll have your own time
with the Beloved, as will all the others.
but never complain the bed is too warm
or sweaty. you’ll grow accustomed seeing
the satisfaction left on their faces,
the blissful daze you thought was yours alone.
when you know your place you’ll learn the Adored
has stamina to so love the whole world.



MEH is Matthew E. Henry, a Pushcart nominated poet with works appearing or forthcoming in various publications including Amethyst Review, The Anglican Theological Review, The Other Journal, Poetry East, Relief Journal, Rock and Sling, Spiritus, andThe Windhover. MEH is an educator who received his MFA from Seattle Pacific University, yet continued to spend money he didn’t have pursuing a MA in theology and a PhD in education.

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