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 Amos' Unknowing Gift
At this very moment
I am filled with a gratitude
Which overwhelms me.
My palate is filled with every decadent taste
That a larger part of the world may never
In their lifetime's taste
And I indulge in it
With full knowledge
That around the corner
And around the world
Suffering from hunger
Is occurring
As I silently orgasm
From the roasted garlic
Over creamed brie spread
Sprinkled with tomato caper relish
Marinated lightly in dark
Balsamic vinegar
Over fresh baked
crisp buttered bread
sprinkled with
Summer green parsley
And before my mind
Can engage
From the depths
Of my belly
Connected at the center
From which life springs forth
I inhale a breath
Like the instant
When a newborn
Takes in their first
Breath of air
And it rises to my chest
Before I can even
Comprehend
What is happening to me.
Water spills out
From hidden reservoirs
Beneath my eyes
And I have to stifle
The cry that threatens
To release from
My chest up into
My throat…
Life.
Gratitude.
Love.
I feel such
A blessing
As this meal
Is one that at
The end of my days
I will be grateful
To take into
The afterlife with me.

My soul reaches out
Beyond the simple
Burnt umber booth
I am comfortably sitting in
On a bitter cold day
Out to the souls
Who have no such
Blessing or taste
That the love
That emanates
From the core of my soul
As a result of a meal
So lovingly prepared
Should go out to them
And to you
To know that all we fight
And struggle for
In this life
Is worth living
For such simple moments
As these.

And for that
I am eternally grateful
To Amos' unknowing gift.



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