“Starving”

We’re all hungry for something more

And not just enough jumbo-sized pizza

Or calorie-rich milkshake from McDonald’s

Or another side of cheese-and-bacon fries.

 

But instead for the light at the end of the tunnel

That was foreclosed in the recession,

for the fingertips that brush our hair back

When we fall asleep in the passenger’s seat,

and for the words no one ever says

That could disrupt the void of silence

Fill the aching pit our stomachs reveal

When we realize we want something else, something more.

They say the whole country’s obese,

So the question is:

For what are we so desperately starving?

About derekberry

Derek Berry is a novelist, poet, and student located in Charleston, SC.

Posted on June 5, 2013, in Controversy, culture, Language, Poems, Poetry, Random, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. This is a beautiful poem! I can definitely relate.

  2. loved it, derek. awesome as always.

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