hungry

are you eating though?

diet is all that we consume, spit, chew

– habitual nourishment

 

are you swallowing everything they give you?

if they sliced your insides,

would they find poisoned persons,

leaded pipes, oil-tumored fish?

 

an environment in a void?

sowed by averted eyes

when humans, whole in asking their fill,

ask whatever we can spare in shared streets

between the extremes of need and greed

 

so, if you could have a that you wanted and nothing more, what would you give?

 

those unseen and not heard

may be over the herd mentality

 

starved, bodies rejecting the constant processed cud

when the institutions’ false sense of security

fenced us in

to fight for scraps, fumbling on crumbs

– you know, people drown on land all the time

pulling out dregs, trying to break the surface

with one hand extended, one behind the back, flat

 

what do you hunger for now, given that?

 

ss.

 

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