Body Meditation 1/11

How does food become the fuel for my body?

From the plate to a fork

From the fork to my lips

And suddenly a magical series of events is set off

Sensors on my tongue

Transform my food into pleasure

Tastes that please and tease my brain

While secretly they also tell my mouth to send enzymes

Breaking down bites of plant and animal


Dropping my food down into a chasm of roiling acid

Undulations begin moving

Gentle waves

Through my system

The walls extracting

The nutrients and minerals

The proteins and particles

I need to survive

Filtering out the poisons

Discarding the waste

Three times a day

Every day

From the soil my food comes forth

And to the soil my body will return

But for now

I eat and drink


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