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 retired as Head of the Dept. of English, St. Xaviers College, Kerala, India and now serves as Professor of Communicative English. She, a bilingual writer, has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry (of William Carlos Williams). She has published 9 books of Poems - Aching Melodies (Patridge, Penguin), Autumn Leaves, December Dews, Myna's Musings, It Rains,The Bird with Wings of Fire, Where Cicadas Sing in Mirth (all by Authors Press New Delhi), Firefly Flickers, Hidumbi - novel (by Xpress Publications, Kerala) and Pokkuveyil Vettangal (poems, Malayalam). Dr. Molly writes travelogues and short stories and has won several awards. The India Women Achiever's Award 2019, Wordsmith Award 2018 and Award on Experimental Poetry 2020. She represented India in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Literary Festival 2019.
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