On This Plate

On This Plate
[Bret Hesla © 2017]

On this plate we taste the sweetness of the earth
The mixed greens, red pepper & raspberry
Balanced on the rising spoon of this moment

In this bowl we taste the goodness of our life together
The split pea with ham hock flavor
Blended like neighbors sharing tools

And over here on the side, we taste the gifts of the Spirit
The brown bread with thick crust and smashed butter chunk
Whose name is gratitude

November 2016