She prays in the kitchen
with holy water,
flour, sugar, and baking powder.
She delights in a few chips of chocolate.
The ritual music is jazz
because those who are truly inspired can improvise …
The truly inspired can play.
She celebrates the birth of her son
by preparing to celebrate at dinner,
and as her hands work
her heart whispers over and over
Thank you God, for this child.
Thank you for coming to me in this way.
Thank you for allowing me to also give birth to love.
Thank you God for this special day.