Broken bread

Did they know him 
  in the blessing
    Or was it in the way 
the bread was broken

Such a little thing, 
  a gesture
    A certain way of saying, 
the way his hands

Moved or the 
  tilt of his head
    Something in it 
brought their awareness

To life
  going all the way 
    back to Jerusalem
Even though it was night

Just to say
  we have seen him
    It's true 
What the women said

Made known to us 
  in breaking
    the sound
Rough, course

Broken for us
  making us aware
    if we watch
The breaking