Monday, March 21, 2016

Maundy Thursday - Give

A spider spins out part of itself
Each day casting itself into a web
Connecting separated objects, nature
By the thinest thread of glossamer 
Yet strong enough to keep together
And trap the fly in its sights
It gives so that it may receive

My father's coffee pot receives each day
A predetermined volume of designated water 
Roasted ground dark coffee beans
The unmistakeable pungent fragrance
Waking up half the house
Delivering the poisoned anecdote to worry
It receives so that it may give

Give and take, cause and effect
We celebrate causality in ritual
Learning ever deeply softly
All we have to give is life