What is it
That makes this man, knife in hand
Getting ready to cut a head of cabbage
More than the sum of his parts?
I don’t pretend to know the full answer
But I can see that look
Of reverence towards that lowly
Head he is about to sacrifice
Gives me part of it:
Here is a man thankful
For all the simple things
That make up a life, even when
He has to part with them.