February 17, 2015


A day of indulgence;
heaps of pancakes
steaming sausages,
melting butter,
syrup pooling on the plate.
The rich woody taste of
freshly poured coffee.
Delicious madness!

I find myself, instead,
already fasting.  My stomach is


I am left hungry
and curled up on
the red sofa,

Sometimes I am
frightened when I am alone.

©Kathleen Moors


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