Comfort is Overrated

How romantic are you, dear?
I ask because you say you're
Hungry. Sadly, I am out of bread
And jam, and almost everything,
But no grandeur comes with eating.
One turns fat, gets sluggish, sleeps.
Think how much greater it would be
To be discovered starved to death,
A poem in your hands.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-10-05 at 18:28

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“To be discovered starved to death,/A poem in your hands.” Wow. This poem has a shocking effect, something in it reminds me of Charles Baudelaire’s works.