A nameless hunger
consumes the world
devouring all—

Claiming children, and
blossoms along with morsels
of pure light.

This hunger motivates
humanity to invent,
build, and imagine…

It is at the center of a vortex
that spins, sweeping
the strong along with the weak

It demands that we marvel
at its appetite,
having passed through

— Abraham Menashe
© 2017