Jan 14
poem 0 comments challenge: General

Written at 3 AM

Greed is an unreachable aspiration 
that drives us to the edge of insanity and enervation. 

Like the stars, we gaze into its depth,
Reaching, reaching, reaching.
Trying to catch and hold them between our fingers.

And like the stars, we never grasp them completely
within our insatiable hands.

Inhumane faults and selfish desires,
We tire ourselves until we fall dead in our graves.

Will it ever stop?
The hunger, the gluttony, the avarice?

No, it will not.
Because the human avidity is eternal.

We want happiness.
It's the destination most of us are trying to find.

But our compasses are broken,
And we have no sense of direction.