Wild Hunger

When you died

You stamped me with a wild hunger and unsalutary grief

When you gave up

You stamped me with a profound abandonment and insecurity

When you fell ill

You stamped me with a deep fear and overwhelming loneliness

When you cared for me

You stamped me with a glowing compassion and painful sensitivity

When you loved me

You stamped me with a vivid emotional world and promising potential

When you gave birth to me

You stamped me with a wild hunger and love

For this world