no es facil…

no es facil

aunt bea
always says grace
before eating
even if its
some takeout
that i dropped-off
on my way home
from work
she told me
there were times
when
there wasn’t much
on the table
but
family and friends
would stop by for dinner
everyone brought
something
a rabbit
or possum
an uncle had caught
cooked by his wife
some greens and corn
harvested by others
and
the occasional
bottle of whiskey
given as gift
from a wealthy employer
for
house cleaning
well done
and
even though
it wasn’t as much
as some folks had
everyone left
with
a full helping of love

9 thoughts on “no es facil…

  1. What a wonderful poem. An advantage of my aging is that I no longer need to design the perfect meal before I invite friends and family. Now, I invite if I feel the need to share and receive love and can always put something fast and easy on the table. I never say no to those types of invites.

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