New World Order

Dipping hands dusted white

into the flour

bringing all sides together

making one mass

at the temperature of blood

to ferment and proof.

The fermented dough is a marvel of science;

punched, slapped, pushed and stretched,

set aside under cover,

it doubles in bulk.

Blasted in thermonuclear heat

it comes out, with a crust like a fake tan

exuding the faint fragrance of earthly things.

See how one set of hands can produce

a miracle without the need of fish or wine?

See how it has lifted us?

We are risen from the bread.



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