Inches apart yet worlds away
we hide behind invisible walls
all the while yearning to know and be known.
The cure for isolation is connection,
we peel the layers of our contradictions.
Mysteries of human nature
swirling in cosmic conundrum
inspire a silent prayer
for uncomplicated hunger
that bread and wine can satisfy.
for Magpie Tales
image is titled Lunch, George Tooker, 1964, Columbus Museum of Art