To break her crust with bare fingers
the warming earth
this loaf of bread
one must tear through, thumbs pressed in
encounter root, rock, worm
the soft centre of things
one dark, one light
hidden then exposed by the work of hands.
One must prepare
for dark circles under nails
the definition of finger creases
a crumb confetti on the lap,
and with hands raised to open face
the smell of history; this land
broken for you ~
9. eldest son leaving to work on the farmer’s market.
10. the rain bringing subdued start to a day of remembering.
11. french press coffee with milk and sugar.
12. that we can celebrate a life, remember love.
13. linen tablecloths set out.
14. how each morning brings mercy, renewed focus.
15. God leads and draws and understands.