hunger gnaws at me from inside

it crawls up

slithering around my spine

wrapping around my mind

talons digging in

every sense alert

self control or maybe self resignation, I can’t tell right now, prevents me from giving in to the want to eat everything

the smell of the cookies from across the room

the sounds of chewing from the kitchen

…..a carrot snaps between the molars

……….soup being slurped

……………crumbs on your shirt call to me

and the claws of my hunger dig deeper

water is an empty substitute

it is all I have

it is all I can take

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