A NAMELESS HUNGER

A nameless hunger
consumes the world
devouring everything—

Claiming every child,
every blossom, every
morsel of light.

A nameless hunger
drives humanity to invent
build, and destroy

It is the inside of a vortex
that spins, sweeping
the strong with the week

It wants us to marvel
at its hunger,
having passed through

— Abraham Menashe
© 2017