Take And Eat, A Poem By Josh Spears

take and eat

By Josh Spears

 

I

very

good

blessing

take and eat

all is food for you

love opens himself; they, like us

three in one his image to share—a body to eat

II

dust

sweat

labor

take and eat

you’ll surely not die

it is not I who lie—but he

III

it

is

finished

take and eat

the king, arisen

ascended, all things to renew

old world put to death, new food proclaims new world—shalom

IV

he’s

come

kingdom

take and eat

feasting at banquet

eucharist fulfillment in spades

a new tree’s fruit, our consummated life to sustain

conquered serpent, curses undone, a body returned to rest in work—glorified kings

Josh Spears

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