Hungry Girl

hungry

girl

starving in a world of plenty

begging for scraps

as the diners line their tables

in spent napkins

and fluids

bones

piling

beans and half-eaten rolls soaking

in gravy

ice

crystal clear

melting

coke

spilling over the brim

tabletop doused

syrup and meat juice

squalid indulgence

excess

gluttony

wrenching the last bits

from the frail fingers

grasping at crumbs

they

struggling to sleep

bloated and gassy

upset stomachs

turgid with abundance

suffering an emptiness

unsated

hungry

girl sleeps sound

groaning belly lullaby

hopeful and gracious

dreaming

her next meal

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