The Beloved sets a table for you.
Prepares a place, clear of purpose.
The Beloved buses away all the old dishes.
Sets a new table, clean and pretty.
Sets enough places for everyone.
Brings vessels sparkling with blessing.
Plates of nourishment for your soul.
Time to sit and enjoy.
And, yes, there will be ice cream.
When there is silence,
it’s because the food is so good.