Kristina Andersson Bicher

Communion
October 24, 2020 Andersson Bicher Kristina

Communion
 
 
Yes, I will take home the meeting bread,
 
though the conference tablers deemed it
an unfit baguette.
 
Cluster up the strewn,
the ossified and fluorescent.
 
Bring slices back to loaf, foiling
along soft curves. You may know
 
everything of hardship but nothing
of mine. I may give the bread to him
 
who says yes. For now I revise
its origin story, place it back inside
 
its custom sleeve and then a sturdy sack.
Bring it home. Carry it on the train,
 
cross bridges, amber city lights and windows buried
in wisteria. Take it home like
 
no one’s baby. This colossal hunger
to feed him.

Kristina Andersson Bicher is a poet, translator and essayist whose work has appeared in Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry, Narrative, Barrow Street, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Atlantic, and others. She earned degrees from Harvard University and Sarah Lawrence College.