Bread and Wine

thousands left at the thought

of eating body like bread

and drinking

blood— forbidden they shout

walk away

will you go also

but where would they go

when the answers

were more than metaphors

serve for us the bread and wine

let us feast

__________

dVerse quadrille prompt on WiNE

Bread and Wine

Bread

Come in from the garden

through the back door

a few steps up

there is grandmother’s kitchen

big room with a huge farmhouse

table and there she

kneads dough

her loose white skin

moving with each punch

Some loaves are already in the oven

the yeasty smell fills the house

baked in the old gas oven

until grandmother knows

exactly when to take it out

slices and serves with strawberry jam

to waiting grandchildren

Bread