Always put out a little nosh
except on Yom Kippur of course.
But even that begins and ends
with a little nosh.
We’re building a holy place
a portable holy place, so the Holy One
can have a place to tell us the things
h/she wants to tell us
and the Holy One wants a spread
a spread of bread, a show bread,
a best-in-show bread. Do you
know what a cubit is?
You don’t want to find out on an
empty stomach, and neither does God
who occasionally loses patience with us
and threatens to turn the whole thing
right around. So you’ll need tools
and gold and acacia wood and someone
who’s good with angel wings as
they’re going to be a big part of this.
But everyone’s going to be hungry
so put out a little nosh, and don’t forget
the showbread as that’s what the
Holy One picked off the menu.
It may have been the only thing
on the menu. I’m not sure we can eat it
or if it’s just for show. But put out a little
nosh, please. Our hunger goes back to
the beginning of everything.