Consecrate the wholesome noodles
With sacred red, meaty sauce.
Paint on the ricotta
With oily fingers and light strokes.
Gather up the cheeses
And sprinkle until delicately covered.
Do this again
By the power of three.
Cover with the shininess of foil
And cook in the hallowed hearth.
The cheese melts into warmth
While the noodles hold firm.
For a little while remove the foil
And let the top brown in delight.
Let settle for a few moments,
Hot and bubbling with goodness.
Serve to kind hearts
In preparation for gratitude.
© 2017 Valerie Hathaway