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A Church Potluck of Comfort Food
January 31, 2009
Perhaps it was celebration of the end of a long cold winter month
Possibly a need of respite from a month of dieting
Likely a response to economic bad news day after day:
A potlatch, a potluck, a communion of comfort food.
What to bring? What soothes stomach and heart?
Macaroni and cheese, with drizzled bread cubes on top
Beef stew chuck-a-block with vegetables and potatoes
Meat loaf topped with catsup
Spaghetti and pizza
Home made bread, steaming, soft,
Whole chocolate milk
And ice cream sundaes
Or requiring debt to pay off.
It was the beginning
Of an evening of games and laughter;
When times get tough
And jobs are lost, savings dwindling
It is time for reconnecting community,
For huddling against the storm
Forgetting worry for a night
And sharing comfort, all together, smiling.