Shaking Salt

A recent post on The Word Center discussed Matthew 5 where Jesus tells His followers, “You are the salt of the earth,” bringing to mind this poem:

Shaking Salt
by Mary Harwell Sayler

We want
We taste
We crave this old
enhancing

Thirsty
Body cells
Electrical charges
never brackish

Our pores exude
Tears
Oceans
Preservatives
Washers of wounds

Blood pressure
Bread leavening
descending
rising

Too much
Too little
ruins a thing

better tasting
Humor taken
with a grain

Plain speech
peppering

Salt of earth salt
of earth
You are the

….

Included in Mary’s book of Bible-based poems Outside Eden,©2014

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