The Color of Hunger
Black with unfathomable, endless depth, hunger scourges the body.
White with stark, empty barrenness, hunger squanders the soul.
Blue and oxygen starved, hunger deadens the mind.
Crimson, angry famine belittles the vessel no matter which
As hunger deadens the hope of countless.
A yearning ache for the thick, green pastures
Of someone else's good fortune
Even as it withers to brittle brown in its fleeting joy
The color of hunger matters not.
For a starved body houses a malnourished mind.
The emaciated mind facilitates the wasting soul
And the permutation of the three
Perpetuates anguish beyond conception.
The color of hunger matters not for hunger, no longer simplistic, is damning.