Say God’s love is like eating your Wheaties – a poem by Matthew E. Henry (MEH)

Say God’s love is like eating your Wheaties

Say God’s love is like eating your Wheaties.
against Merton’s angst, equate the two. now,
say it aloud: ignore the dissonance.
conflate them in a pious confession
of grain cereal and divinity—
eschew the Eucharistic connection
as too easy, too obvious. now stop:
see, taste the inherent absurdity
in sacramental simplicity— how
language, like life, is a short series of
decisions to ascribe small sanctities;
to hold as holy the milk and honey
daily adorning our tables; to call
the ordinary, host, the carnal, blessed.

 

MEH is Matthew E. Henry, a Pushcart nominated poet with works appearing or forthcoming in various publications including The Anglican Theological Review, The Other Journal, Poetry East, Relief Journal, Rock and Sling, andThe Windhover. MEH is an educator who received his MFA from Seattle Pacific University, yet continued to spend money he didn’t have pursuing a MA in theology and a PhD in education.

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