This need, it burns
Like desire, hot, and unleashed
Need like acid stomachs
Eating away the hungry
Need like empty darkness
Swallowing the universe whole
Need like mourning cries,
Voices echoing from high,
Enhancing the hearts ache
Need flowing like tears
Along well worn paths
Highlighted on soiled faces
Need like silenced children,
Neglected, sold, abused, lifeless,
It recalls their cries
For freedom