the capability to share is the essence of being human
We feast on home baked banana bread,
thick chunks dressed in cream and honey,
mushrooms wok’ed and vine tomatoes roasted whole,
juice and virgin olive oil a fragrant mix,
sausages, meat and vegan to cater for each taste
attending this Thank God Its Sunday brunch.
The church hall doors open;
a beggar, two dogs leashed to his ankle,
eyes heavy with hunger.
My back bends, head hangs
under the weight of his need,
and I look upon the abundance
gathered at each serving table,
ask myself who among us would not share
of this harvest,
not to lighten our burden,
provide a brief respite to our unsated souls,
but to honour that part of us,
too long and often fallow now,
which makes us human,
moves us into our inheritance to become
the guardians descended from Eden’s angels.