Craving

All the world’s sugar
Could not kill
This craving.

Apply every cure
You know. Hope
For placebo effect.

A day’s reprieve —
If you’re lucky,
Maybe a week.

Fugues and fogs
Make your own
Self a mystery.

Get above it,
Look for higher
Ground. Find it

Near the treeline.
Air lends focus
To the animal.

Here you can accept
You know nothing.
And starvation’s no solution.

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About Emily

I may or may not have: A. Dirt B. Ink C. Paint D. Wool under my fingernails.

3 responses to “Craving”

  1. Pat Hatt says :

    Using placebo or not, that solution is certaintly the wrong one. Many starve each day, worse when it can be prevented at ones bay.

  2. Audrey Howitt says :

    A harsh look at –or maybe a realistic look –at something outside of one’s control–great write!

  3. ihatepoetry says :

    I loved this – esp since I have a white sugar monkey on my back. Well done.

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