during breakfast and later

she gave up bread and chocolate, told us many times.

ate ryvita smuggled it in, softer by the third day. lent

me ideas for writing.

told me it was for forty days, i asked why. she said it

was for lent.

i wondered if it was to do with jesus in the wilderness?

she said she did not know.

she explained.

it is just for lent,

bread and chocolate.

i wondered silently if he gave up chocolate too

in that wilderness.

during dinnner i pondered loaves and fishes, kept

my thoughts to myself.

the dessert was chocolate. i ate it all