rain beyond the hunger

dry dirt, empty
bellies make simple
mulch of aspiration:

rain for thirsty
soil for hungry
crops for empty

aching this
way, vision is undone to
dust at foot-fall distance- these
are the clouds; none
above; there is
no far horizon

within the hunger, hope
is pecking for crumbs, playing
hide and seek with pain.

beyond the
hunger every ambition is

Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH (All rights reserved)

Inspired by a movie/true story: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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