At A Time


Grew up on hunger, sleep and justice

 

Tired days stole the pleas of the stomach

and fed them to blind scales

 

Reciprocation is hard work

and something justice

doesn’t do well

 

But a few alterations

in the plans

are done

So hunger growls another way

 

Too loud now for rest

 

Too steady to let bloom

wilt

even when it asks the wind

to

push it far from stem to where the grove

is filled a stone at a time.

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11 thoughts on “At A Time

  1. Thank you for liking my poem, Indian Ocean Love Song; I agree with Dominique — the stanza, “Reciprocation is hard work/and something justice/doesn’t do well” cements the tone of this piece very firmly and focuses everything on the hunger.

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