With muddy paws she leapt into his open arms.
He caught her easily and gently, as she snuggled into his neck,
His shirt covered with swampy roses.
Oh Lenten Valentine,
May we love ourselves and our neighbors as Your emissaries teach us daily.
May i, for these 40 days, which is forever, remember All is dust,
Wether fey or cosmic,
Ashes, ashes, ashes.
And may i also remember that we are Phoenix, Rising in LOVE.