Full Meal Deal

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Butter on living toast,

you breakfast my morning

with breathless beauty,

food for thought and heart

.

to sate endless appetite

(heart hunger rarely needs

to loosen its belt); soul

growls, empty, and you,

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in so temporary a skin,

exercise your right

to round my malnourished belly

with your dying gift.

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Daylily blossoms only last for one day, as their name implies – yet how much their short-lived petals bless our world! What can YOU do today to feed someone’s spirit?

In the Shadow of the Manna

Your seeds were sown for others,

but I will take your crumbs –

vacuous, hollow,

I seek something, anything, to fill this cavernous pit.

One smile is feast, one glance food for thought

for filling full the months of famine.

Cursed I am, to desire your mite,

atomic particles of comfort worn thin,

scraps of bone and sinew to gnaw

against this insatiable hunger.

Dare I for true Bread,

whose fortunes fed on fickle?

Malnutrition mocks;

distended belly blunders on

in the shadow of the Manna…

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How often I have gorged myself on what will never satisfy, when the Bread of Heaven is readily available!