I give you

A recent poem by Heather:

I give you my body
The sweat of my brow
The strength of my shoulders
Exhausted, poured out
Into the furrows
Into the land
Into this fruit
That I place in your hand.

I give you my body
The strength in my veins
The life in my bosom
Offered and drained
To nourish and warm you
To help you grow strong
My child, take joy now
Drink deep and long.

I give you my body
I give you my word
In bread I am broken
In wine I am poured
I love you as you love
The ones whom you feed
I give you my body
Take it and eat.