Leftovers

Leftovers

He was a child…

in his basket, he carried
a few fish he caught beside the sea.

A boat arrived
and, as it did,
a multitude of persons
stood at the banks of the shore.

A man stepped
off the vessel.
He felt the ‘pangs’ of hunger
in each ‘pupil’ his eyes cast.

“Is there any food here?”
the man asked.

The boy
nameless—
without hesitation
handed over his fish.

He did NOT say,
“If I give these to you
I will go hungry, my family
will starve.”

He handed them to the man.

THIS—when the miracle
happened.

Everyone fed—
and there were baskets of leftovers.

Adapted from John 6:1-15

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