I look at me and I look at you,
In the cracked mirror in the bathroom.
And I see someone I never seem to knew,
How do you do that?
Get so skinny that I can see the bone,
Lips so cracked and dry a monsoon couldn't fix it,
Stomach growl so loud that the people can feel its vibrations
What's that on his plate?
The kid next door....
Three slices of ham, handful of peas, and a buttermilk biscuit
He ain't hungry, he never starves, but me?
No I'm starving
Never mind… I'm ravenous.
The nearest store is 30 min drive away,
And I know we can't possibly pay,
For the next day of food
School doesn't provide enough nutrients
And I know I should just be grateful about what I have but I can't
I'm so hungry.
My mind replaces algorithms with apple pie,
English with English muffins,
Technology with toasted collard greens and I oh I'm so damn hungry.