Retribution

The dead seek no retribution

They’re gone from hunger

Not from greed

They are appeased from restitution

Of that torn asunder

Not from need

Gene G. McLaughlin 2016

All Of It, All At Once

All of it

All at once

Again

Please

I’m greedy

Forgive me

My hunger

My lust

My thirst

But

All of it

Again

Please

Without

Delay

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

From Hunger, From Shame

From hunger
From shame
Buckling under
The blame
Of the things
That speak to you

In subterfuge
In rage
Trapped in
The cage
Of the things
That make up you

True to the facts
To which the body reacts
Are desires
Fully intact
Of the things
That make up the core of you

Free yourself
Of their burdens and expectations
Seek for yourself
Love’s feelings and sensations

Genes G. McLaughlin 2013