Posts Tagged ‘hunger’

Hungry Love: Passion & Desire at the Chinese Buffet

February 8, 2018

 

I watch
you
eating
twice cooked
duck 

Your fingers
buckle
its skin 

Your
tongue
curls
a-
way
the thin,
dark
flesh 

returns
to the pile
on the tray
to kiss
the juices 

giving
each
fragile
bone 

its gentle
final
suck 

My hungry love
  

First published in George & Mertie’s Place.

 

"Stream through an Autumn Woods," photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer

“Stream through an Autumn Woods,” photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer

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New Life on an Old Farm

July 5, 2017

 

Ivy pushes asphalt shingles apart,
cascading from an outhouse roof.

Aphids suckle the last dangling limbs
of broken and heart-rotten willows.

Maggots infest a stray cat’s sores,
its breathing heavy in the weeds.

New hungers crowd over the earth,
churning stale air with eddies of wings.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 by Michael B. Smetzer

Detail from "Moon Night" - acrylic painting on wood by Mike Smetzer

Detail from “Moon Night” – acrylic painting on wood by Mike Smetzer