What Baptism Do You Bring? - Peter Malakoff
00:00 / 00:00

‘There was a time when I slept with ‘high class’ and expensive prostitutes and I loved their beauty

 

and the excitement and pleasure that surrounded our occasions together.

 

 

 

But then, after a while

 

I felt that I could not get enough pleasure

 

nor give enough to them.

 

And, for this reason I often felt unsatisfied

 

and came to ask this question

 

of myself:

What Baptism do you bring?

Only a saint can lie with these beautiful ladies

 

For when the bodies limit is come

 

then what good news

 

do you have?

 

 

 

 

When the question of their own gift has come

 

 

when their striving is considered

 

 

What star can you bequeath them

 

 

for a guide?

 

 

You talk of the limit of all flesh

 

But do you live and breathe spirit?

 

 

Your books and knowledge are useless

 

Speak with your body in light

 

 

And if you cannot . . .

 

What baptism do you bring?