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Hunger

A nagging pain filters into your system
As you walk along the cold cement sidewalk
Looking through the smothering crowd of people
Listening to the great rumble inside you
Your heart beat slows and the noise takes over
But you resolve to keep on walking
No nuisance or pain will cause you to slow
The sun burns on as the streets steepen
Smells of le pain become deeper and deeper
But determination overrides the ordinary hunger this time
Small steps, medium steps, and then large strides
You will be cured before the clock chimes
Eyes blurring, gait wavering, biting on your lip
You hold in your true thoughts, keep them tight in your chest
Because eating your feelings would end up a mess
Suddenly the sharp pain rises within you
It knocks on your soul, not very politely
So finally your body comes to an agreement
As a small familiar building comes into view
The smell of strong coffee and pastries flitter through the air
Without realization you lower into a chair
One by the river, calming and smooth
As expected, relief comes charging from all sides
When you pull out a pen and sip from a cup
The once ravaging hunger immediately subsides





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