I scavenge the cupboards
chewing my lip
hang on the refrigerator door
too long staring

strain to hear my body’s need
brown bottles stand hopeful
dubiously I gulp water

pace my kitchen like a caged cat
scratch at my keyboard
with no relief
my usual distractions fall hollow
like a thimble brigade to a barn fire

defeated I put myself to bed
invite the covers to cool my heated flesh
open my mouth in a meditative plea
beg the night to fill me

Playing in the pub today; come join at dVerse.