Anna’s Morning in Detroit

Said she spent the morning with friends giving food to the less fortunate. A guy brought his family through the line, but because they didn’t have a ticket, no food could be given to them. He cried bitterly as he left with his family, now more broken and hungry than before.

The scent of hunger lingered in the air long after they were gone. It was so thick; the volunteers cut it into bite-size pieces and ate it amongst themselves. The taste of that missing paper ticket burned the tips of their tongues.

The hunger pains reached through cyberspace and filled my contented stomach with remorse—purging my morning’s nutrients and filling the empty space with emptiness. Words raced through my broken heart now flooded with their hunger. Each lamented word pushing, prodding for a chance to pass through pours in order to reach the ravenous air.

All the while the angels stood waiting for their instructions. I could feel them in the spiritual realm cutting and cutting at the empty air—hungry to wage battle for that man and his family, and simply waiting for my command. And all I can manage to form into words is: Lord, please send food to that hungry family today and tomorrow and the day after that…

Anna’s Morning in Detroit

Jenifer DeBellis

Dryden, United States

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11/24/10
Inspired by Anna’s facebook status update.

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