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Preparing a Meal

24 Aug

(All life, every encounter, each moment, pleasant, unpleasant, “pure” or “impure,” may be transformed into a spiritual event. All life is tantra.)

Early evening.
Empty house.

I hear nothing
but the smooth separation
of snow pea from stem,
knife rolling against board
in rhythm,
and the low hum of the refrigerator.

Among the small piles of vegetables,
onions, mushrooms, garlic,
and a small hill of fish,
I discern origin from end.

All to become a meal
designed for how it will feel on the fork,
attract the eye,
appeal to the soul,
sustain the body.

Another day, another meal,
and
I am grateful
for the destruction and death
which precedes creation.

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3 responses to “Preparing a Meal

  1. Craig R. Smith

    August 24, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Most excellent.

     
  2. tiffany

    August 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    beautiful adam….. :]

     
  3. indigobunting

    August 28, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Ooooo…nice.

     

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