Bread Or Stone

My religion teacher
Said
I could be
Either bread
Or a heavy stone
 .
Bread
Light
Airy
Pure
Nutritious
To be swallowed
Fully
To help others grow
 .
A stone
A use to no one
Hard and heavy
Pulled around
As a burden
Hard
Inedible
In other words
Useless
 .
She told us to choose
Only one
It could
Only be this way
 .
But
I wondered
Why
Why must we be bread
A food
Taken lightly by some
Who removes
The crusts
The parts they don’t want
And swallow it whole
 .
Or why must we
Be an abandoned stone
Thrown far away
In the distance
Not cared for
By anyone
 .
I want to be
A hardened piece of bread
Sucked on
But not taken advantage of
Why did she say
I could only be
Either or
Or neither nor

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