Windward Review

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Volume 18, 2021

Sister Lou Ella Hickman, I.W.B.S.

civility: a creature of hunger

would that we could know hunger

our skin

and

bone marrow

where we all bleed the same color

yet for some hunger

is as ethereal as a song

hanging in the air then gone

others it drills as if for oil

pounding through the crust

until denial breaks gushes up

a spindletop of dark matter

still others satiated on living

unaware of life

finally there are those who are lost

in their own maze

consuming consumed in their pain

there you have it

hunger our skin our marrow our blood our pain

spilling out of lives what so many cannot see

Civility + You

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