earth: move, 2

We were born
hungry

that is certain;

Searching
from the beginning
for nourishment to fill
our empty bellies.

Some days,
for some of us,
it is easier than others
to find food to bring to
the mouth

Some days,
for some of us,
there is room for nothing
other than bodily
hunger.

A little hunger
can be good for the soul,
good for writing,

Hemingway
said so

so it must be true–

except
he forgot to add
that for some the
hunger is endless,
is inevitable, is
hopeless,

is the kind of
hunger that eats
away at the soul.

We,
whose bellies
are full,

we must remember
their hunger

we must hunger
with our souls.

 
 
 
 
 
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