Bread Pillows

As I was baking up
my two bread pillows
for the night:
one for eating
one for dreaming on,

I was reminded that I once believed
I could see Jesus
in an eye-level knot
in a huge pine tree
near my parent’s house.

I was also reminded that I shared this notion
only with my immediate family
and was not

nor was the image of piney-Jesus
put on the local news
to inspire an equal amount
of wonder and ridicule.

as I buttered the bread pillow
I laughed to myself
thinking about
the benefits
of bettering yourself
the benefits
of buttering yourself.

In the morning
I realized maybe it would also be best
to eat the second bread pillow
for breakfast
to fill the stomach with dream food


One Response to “Bread Pillows”

  1. I have this firm comfy pillow I bought about a month ago and already its gotton lumpy. There’s this huge Grand Canyon style crack down the middle of the pillow between two large lumps of pillow stuffing. I’ve tried giving it a pep talk and fluffing it up, I even tried kneading it like bread dough, but no positive results.

    Any suggestions?

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