Visualize Whirled Peas
Your food has a message for you,
unless you're where a famine exists
and you're thin, with sad breasts
of dried milk, and your despondent
child displays an extended belly,
and can no longer cry.
And even so, your dying cattle
speak to you in a sign language
of their protruding bones, or the
savanna waterholes that no longer
let go their dormant cocoons, and
no other generations will emerge
from the dung of buffalo & elephants
that have all migrated away, or lie
dead and gutted by well-fed poachers.
So, if you're blessed with bounty that
comes to you from others' efforts, from
fields, rice paddies, fruited groves or
markets, super or family-run from boats
in Beijing, Damnoen Saduak & Chiang Mai,
take pause when you sit in your home at
table, staring down at your dinner plate
if you're lucky to have a roof, and food,
and read the message it says to you;
It goes beyond what's in your belly,
bloated by less importance than starvation.
The photo of a billboard in Hollywood on Barham Rd. near the 101 Fwy, was taken by me, Jade Pandora, when I was age 14.
Damnoen Saduak & Chiang Mai (floating markets in Bangkok)
Written by Jade-Pandora
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