Bread on Water

Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again. ~ Ecclesiastes 11:1 (NIV)

Bread upon the waters.
Bread. Food, sustenance.
Bread, the basics.
Bread, money, buying power.
Bread, life, hope,
our daily needs.
The side it’s buttered on.
So toss it.
Waters. Muddy, cool clear.
The Roman spa at Bath.
Oceans, streams,
down by the crick.
Any waters,
that’s the point,
waters move, leave, change, evolve.
Beyond my control.

What I value most,
what’s most basic to me,
I release, I toss,
trusting I’ll get it back,
in spades, God.
But remind me
the point is
I don’t keep control,
can’t do it for the promise.
Just believe.

A Time for Verse