I starve ... written by Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH at Spillwords.com

I starve …

I starve …

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

I starve 
       for a morsel
when you
        throw down
heaps 
          of leftovers
  
you waste up
         exhausting
the common 
                 reserves
  meant
          for you and me..

No,  I can’t take
         your left overs,
   they make me
               throw up…

instead,
           if you kept
a share apart
    fresh for me
or, 
      invited me
to the corners
              of your
luxuriant wedding,
 
I would
          gladly quench
the rebelling
              starving
fires within… 

I starve
        not alone 
for food,

but
     for the love,
 the care
          you deny to me…

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph is a professor, poet from Kerala, she has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry. Much anthologised, she travels worldwide, writes travelogues, short stories and story books for children. She has published 15 books,13 books of poems, a novel and a story book for children. Her latest work, "Songs of Silence" was released on 14th of May, 2022. She has won several accolades which include Galaxy Award for Experimental Poetry 2019, India Women Achiever’s Award 2020, and the Yannan Gold Medal The Outanding Poet Award from Yanan Literary Society, China 2021. She believes in the power of the word and writes boldly on matters that deal with the contemporary.
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