July 26, 2012

The Bread that Satisfies


Hungry, we cry for
bread, but more than
barley or wheat
or artisanal loaves,
beyond the chewing
and swallowing and
stomach satisfaction
it is the breaking
the placing in the hand
the community rising
from shared sustenance
like the magic of
yeast in the dough
that fills us up
satiates body, mind, and spirit
and makes us one
with earth, brother, sister,
self, and you, holy companion,
the giver of all to all for all in all.

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