Tortillas Are Love

Gladys brings tortillas,

beans, guacamole, salsa,

tamales and burritos to the ranch.

She loves us with her food—

every few weeks,

smiling she walks in,

bags full of her love—

walks out blessing us.


We bless her too,

for nourishing us,

body and soul.


Wezie sends me home

with “extra” tortillas—

I know they are not extra,

merely a bag of twelve circles of love,

hugs from her and Gladys

to get me through hard times.


I share my tortilla with Patchie Su

so she can have some love

in her belly too.

2016 copyright by Katie Pifer



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