Thursday, March 18, 2021

Menacing Words

The primal menace is hunger—
Not the lack of food, not always—
Always the hunger for more. More

Is what hunger is all about,
And hunger’s what life is about.
What eats, what consumes, is alive,

And what is alive is a threat
In its hunger for the others
To the others that are alive.

We’re sorry we say what’s not nice.
We’re words with no hunger for life,
Not yet, not for certain. We might.

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