Today I remember my mother’s bread,
the smell rises like yeast into my head,
waking my senses to baking dough
and the flower of my mother’s glow.
Today I remember I was born
out of my mother’s bread
and that the hands of her love
shaped the limbs of my body.
Today I know that bread is love,
that its memory is the bread I eat,
that even with a working father
bread was made of hope and water.