Hunger

Dan Corjescu

It’s difficult to think when you’re hungry


When you’re hungry


You’ll eat the paper and the pen and anything

else

you can write with


When you’re hungry

poetry looks like so much filth


Ham and potatoes

look like glistening Gods

when you’re hungry

 


Hunger shrinks the mind

into the stomach


and the stomach stands up

waving a swastika

 


screaming “You are mine”

 


and everything you learned

or believed

 


dries up


your dearest ones


splayed like dead mice near your ear



Continue: “O, the Anglo”

About the Work

Dan Corjescu

Dan Corjescu is a Romanian-Brazilian poet living in Sofia, Bulgaria who writes verse in English as well as in other languages. He teaches Business English and translates when he can. He was published, many years ago, in an anthology entitled Thank You, Gorbachev!

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