There’s enough to go around.

Never be a hungry mouth.

Never want for more.

There is just so much in store.

Deny that you love the taste,

or that you’ve ever seen its face.

The conflict has just begun,

but hung with us since we were young.

We never understood desire.

Our attraction to the fire.

Feed into the burning flame

all our guilt and all our shame.

We could keep it burning

all night,

ever night

for the rest of time,

if it would digest

our regrets

a hundred at a time.

If we could take away

all pain,

all stains,

until only we remain,

we would be free

and no longer hungry.



DJR – 2022

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