A Craving

by Monique "Deep Inside" Hughes

When I think of cravings
I think of women caving
In to their hormonal taste buds
While they await the birth
Of their newborns
However the craving that
I have is not of food.
Although I do hunger for the taste of something good.
Sometimes when you are too hungry
You settle for anything, even when in your
Heart of hearts that it's not the best thing
For you to have.
But your desire is to feed the need.
And to tame the hunger beast from within.
Even though it's not what you 
Really want to eat.
So I accept the meal graciously
I savor each bite because
my situation is precarious.
Who knows when my next meal
When come again.
Be blessed with what you have is
What grandma always used to say
It's been a time when the meals I had before
Weren't the most appetizing.
In fact my lips have met with poison on several
Causing havoc within my body…my mind, my heart,
And my soul  -- food poisoning of the worst kind.
I came across something that tasted
Fairly good – I was certain it wouldn't cause
Me any ills.
So, again, I accepted the meal graciously.
But I am finding that even though it tastes good
My taste buds are begging for something more satisfying
Something more filling
Something that no matter how many times you go 
To the table..it's never enough.
You always want more and more.
Because it satisfies your tastes.
The flavor that you savor is no longer a craving
But a need
A need for your survival.
It's nourishment – complete nourishment

A Craving by Monique "Deep Inside" Hughes

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