Thursday, April 22, 2010

For National Poetry Month: Thylias Moss's "Fullness"

One day your place in line will mean the
Eucharist has run out.  All because you waited
your turn.  Christ's body can be cut into only
so many pieces.  One day Jesus will be eaten up.
The Last Supper won't be misnamed.  One day the
father will place shavings of his own blessed fingers
on your tongue and you will get back in line for
more.  You will not find yourself out of line again.
The bread will rise inside you.  A loaf of tongue.
Pumpernickel liver.  You will be the miracle.
You will feed yourself five thousand times.

From Small Congregations (Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, 1993), p. 4.