Two to One

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Written by Leon. Leon is an experienced Jewrotica writer who has published eight poems on Jewrotica. Experience Leon’s poetry here.

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Two to One*

Rated RStanding side-by-side,
Two candles bound in fate
Separate but together
They feel each other’s heat.
Flames burning for each other,
Their light quenching all shadows
All barriers cast into darkness.

They soften and melt
Bending into each other’s aura
As their fluids collect in pools
And their hot wax begins to overflow
Like fingers running over silk, smooth skin
Burning spots of desire in unison;
They yearn to melt together
To blend into a single spark
To ignite a wild bushfire
That will consume and devour
And blaze, and rage, and ravage,
Until all has gone
Leaving behind but a stain of sweat.

But lo and behold, as the spirit descends
As all the rest falls far away
A new creation is born
Arising out of the ashes
Not two but one,
Not separate but together;
Where you start, I begin,
Where you finish, I end,
Arm over arm, leg over leg,
Intertwined, interlaced, interfaced,
A unification of souls,
A breathing of the One,
A light from Infinity
Burning forever and forever;
With angels dancing in the shadows of time
And the fragrance of paradise
Rising to the heavens.
You and me are one.

* At the outset of every Shabbat, two candles are ceremoniously light. At the end of Shabbat, a multiple wicked candle producing a single flame is lit as part of the Havdalah (separation) ceremony. It is accompanied by the smelling of incense and the drinking of wine.


I am a late-comer to poetry especially Jewish-laced love poetry. In the last two years I have written about 50 such poems that I am now trying to publish under the title - The Metaphysics of Love. They are about love - love for women as a metaphor for the Divine love - sometimes employing very erotic images inspired by the Song of Songs and Kabbalistic literature.
  • Ayo Oppenheimer

    Fire and candles are so powerful, evocative and moving. How much more so the candles of Shabbat and Havdalah. You paint a vivid image and I love that Jewish rituals are the focal points of your poetry as well as sensual inspirations.

    Thank you, as always, for sharing your work with us, Leon!