Wedding Soup

Recipe:  Wedding Soup

Stretch your twenty fingers
like you are about to go on stage,
and dig them deep into
the eggs and flour
on the counter.

A thousand hands have helped
strumming, sifting, stacking, stamping, stirring.
Today and each day after
is both the promise
and the promise kept.

Like contemplating
tortellini
the dough rolled thin
cut square
and clasped carefully
around its buttery heart,

We feel joy looking at you
holding each other close,
more joy in chewing this day
savoring it and swallowing it.

And the lasting pleasure of knowing
joy is yours to remake.
Your twenty fingers will remember

clasped together

strong and steady.

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Author: Emily

Writer/ Librarian

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