Bradley R. Strahan lives in Woodway, Texas. His most recent book of poetry is A Parting Glass.
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For Bach and Buxtehude, Dancing at Heaven's Organ
(“Oh I’ll leap up. Who pulls me down?”—
“Doctor Faustus,” by Christopher Marlowe)
Now can I join this dance?
See, I am thinner than vacuum.
I can kneel toward the sun
at the very angle of prayer
and feel the counterpoint
pulse through my veins.