I am sitting at the table
Waiting for dinner to be served
It’s a big traditional spread
Someone brings out bread
It looks good but I’m told to wait for the blessing
It’s been a great week.
The crowds were big and steady
Why can’t we eat, already?
We’re all here but we’re waiting for Him
And no one seems to know the hour He’s coming
Wine is poured; but again, I’m told to wait for the blessing
Then He comes in; He says a prayer and finally we eat
(Someone says something about feet.)
Everyone is talking and having a good time
Until He says, Tonight, I will be betrayed by one of you.”
And suddenly, I am certain that he is talking about me.
-Tarzana Joe Easter 2011