Thursday, March 09, 2017

day 68

When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest.  You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the alien: I am the LORD your God.  Leviticus 19:9-10

when we stock
      more food than
      we will ever
                   eat
   before it goes bad,
rather than sharing
with the hungry,
   we glean what little
                  hope
remains for others,
leaving their hearts as
         empty
as their stomachs.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman
    

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