high and holy.

gathering for the new year
round challahs from the west side
babes inside the ritual
giving them the beginning
of their stories
colored sprinkle cookies
in pink boxes

getting ready to pray
cut, boil and bake
break open my heart
inside an apple kugel,
a matzoh ball soup
the grace of a white carrot ribbon saute
and that speckled lettuce- 
like a bandaid curing everything
with some drops of pumpkin seed oil & salt

i can hear the sermon
inside pomegranate seeds
i can smell my story
on a wood board love
honey crisp, gala, windrose gold
avocado honey dripping thin strands
streaming a new set of mantras
resetting hope with
the needle on the record
turning it up high and holy
and sweet