New Moon Soup, haibun


New Moon Soup, haibun

Today, the October new moon pays homage to a solar eclipse. There is an intensity in the air, and things feel unstable and shaky in our world. When these uncertain energies surface, I make New Moon soup. 

Once a month, I clean out the refrigerator, much like I empty the things from my heart that no longer serve me. In the back bins, I find carrots, kale, and pungent red onions. Chop, chop, chop. Into the pot of chicken broth, they go. Leftover chicken is the secret ingredient. For me, soup always heals the ills of the world. 

the autumn new moon
dark skies reveal secret truths
find comfort in soup

© Colleen M. Chesebro

Many thanks to Mich at dVerse for the Haibun Monday prompt: soup.


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