Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Greed (Day 294)


Everything some people have 
is not enough.

Insatiable, merciless, their hunger 
prowls without respite.

Mouths agape, squawking for 
more, they devour

the world whole, spitting 
out the bones. 

Afterward, when it’s obvious
there’s nothing left, 

they suckle and gnaw 
at the emptiness, 

until it turns them 
inside-out.




(c) by Hannah Six

Photo: Per Harald Olsen

Note: I wrote today’s poem in response to the following prompt from poet Kelli Russell Agodon:
“Write a seven-line poem about one of the 7 Sins that only contains seven words in each of the lines.”