Hunger

I used to not have enough food

So I stole food

Foraging through the trash for stale, cold food

I pushed through

Now I shop at Whole Foods

Actually I pay someone else to do it for me, because my time is worth more than when I worked as a whore

I dredged myself up from the bottom, headed to the top even when I didn’t know it

Sometimes it seemed I was going backwards, yet I kept moving forward