Poem: So This Is Hunger

so, this must be hunger
because after a length of time
it became a giddy default
after the pain of a clenching stomach
migrated to a light-headed mind

to mistake emptiness and famine
for light and nirvana
when it was really just flesh
eating flesh.

so, this must be hunger
because naming a thing gave it body
before it could truly be denied
after the greed for starvation
became and burned its own vessel

to mistake delusions and indulgence
for discipline and necessity
when the search for beauty
became bones.


July 29, 2018

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Photo by Hadis Safari

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