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


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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