Abundance in the Wilderness
At first I could not see it
could not comprehend how edible
and delectable, sweet and filling
and we would never hunger again.
Coming to this wilderness fear surrounded
seeing only peculiar difference and lack
absorbed in foraging and wandering
we cried out in want and pain.
The rivers run thick salmon
river banks chocked with ripe berries
the water roiling with life
we almost missed the blessing.
The clouds remind us of the cold winter rains
when we huddle together for warmth
deep in darkness but lacking nothing
for we have been filled again.
We see the lack first and learn to pray
crying out as small children from our bellies
love responds with abundance and beauty
and we learn gratitude and music again.