Known as Lammas

August the first

Celebrated by baking

The first bread of the harvest

My Gran called the bread


But I never had her baking skills

So here is my version

Because it’s either corn bread

Oat muffins

Or Tofu-Pumpkin pie

I offer you

The Southern-US-Vegetarian

Meal of the day

And although not many of us

Are out there

Swinging a scythe

Here is to a year

Of food for us

And food for those without

Because bread, as we learned,

Long ago in school

Bread is the staff of life

And our wish

Into the aethers

Is: No hunger for anyone

On our beautiful planet Earth….


© 2021 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: tofu-pumpkin pie