Last night I dreamed a dream.
In a cold room for general purpose we were gathering.
Just a few.
No one was expecting much of a crowd.
White clothed tables with pew-like seats began to give the room some character.
A small crowd appeared and sat; scattered
all across the room.
At my table was a young man with Italian dark hair.
I go to bring us the juice.
And now I know the reason we have gathered is Eucharist.
We will break the Bread together at this table and I pray
O, I pray
Deep, pastoral, and full
I pray for him as he receives the communion juice.
But he slouches. Disinterested. Disconnected. Bored.
Now I am moving across the room to find the Bread.
But when I return he is gone.
Dejected, I go to where the Bread is.
Standing. Alone. I consecrate the Bread and receive its sacred power
nibble by nibble
and scanning the room which is emptying now.
I reach for the juice
but the juice is Wine now.
The trays of juice are being whisked away by the white waist coat type folks.
In its place platters of Wine in tulip shaped glasses.
It feels as if my time is up; my crowd has moved on.
A new party is moving in.
Quickly I take the Wine and complete this Eucharist.
And looking up I see more and more people at more and more white clothed tables with chairs like church pews.
And they love the Bread and drink deep the Wine.
And I know that I want to stay with them.