You were sitting in the kitchen,
And you held out a fifth plate to me,
The saucer with three slices of cake,
The dinner plate in your lap
With ham and broccoli salad.
You swallowed and said, “I was just
Going to bring it out to you,”
What am I thankful for? This week
We could not escape the question
Multiplied on Facebook, everywhere
In the air. I have not answered it.
I am thankful for traditional things,
Family, health, love, life, light,
And I am thankful for our hunger,
The speed of your response and
The glorious feast of a subtle gesture.