Transcending Gender

Wholeness requires
the unclad truth
the irrelevance of the body
the particulars of body
the gender, the sex
the categories imposed
on the contours of place
the who is touching
what with what
when a loving hand caresses
the small of the back
or cups a smooth shoulder
or strokes the rise and fall
of a lover’s soft downy belly
when lips encircle responsive flesh
and a voice whispers tender truth
I love to touch you here
as legs entwine
and strong arms give shelter
as silken hair brushes the cheek
and fingers trace a gentle path
through the garden of celebration:
What name shall we call ourselves
and whose approval shall we seek?