Poetry Porch: Poetry


by Diana Der-Hovanessian

Something to sandwich
around building blocks
in nutrition charts.

Or leave behind
in restaurants
to be thrown out.

Who thinks of tassled
wheat, or sacred wafers?
Or thin arms stretching

toward marching armies,
Who thinks of it at all?

Copyright © 1990 by Diana Der-Hovanessian.
Reprinted from Songs of Bread, Songs of Salt by Diana Der-Hovanessian. New York: Ashod Press, 1990.