he was a child
she was alone
he was on fire
she was a stone
he stood in the street
she walked in the night
she tasted him
he tasted her
and it felt alright
except for

the hunger

they were afraid
he was alone
they stayed indoors
he had no home
he walked in the night
she laughed in the street
he meant her no harm
he just wanted some
short-lived relief

from the hunger

the years had passed
like drops of rain
his life was long gone
but the hunger remained
he couldn’t escape
he couldn’t resist
searching for calm
he stepped into the dawn
to feel the sun’s kiss

and put an end to the hunger

aching for calm
he stepped into the dawn
and felt the kiss of the sun