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The Baker

April 3, 2016

he knew it wasn’t actually the body of Christ

(since the ingredients were plain enough:

flour, water, and salt)

but still, he liked to make it


the measures almost memorized

the motions, rote

(except for the increasing ache

in his aged wrists)


again and again and again, a silent prayer

for the people who would gather

in the morning

the body of Christ


the timing was the secret:

the loaves in the oven

would need exactly as long to bake

as the ones on the counter to prepare


the secret was this:

just keep going

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