©Micheal Parkes

The Hunger

Stepping softly into sound
For unseen faces in a crowd
Watchful eyes she keenly feels
Before the muse of dance she kneels
Mirror in a stranger's eyes
Do you see through this disguise?
Beyond the veil of flesh and bone
Hides a soul that weeps alone
And seeks to fill the empty place
With wonder in a stranger's face
Not for love or will or lust
But while the Hunger says she must.

©Sonja Torres 1998

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