Fighting Hunger with Water: A Shakespearean Sonnet Whoever has their food, you have your fill And fill our heart, and feel our health with us. I'll up one day and go without a meal To hug you snugly like an incubus. You make me drown in music that I make — Remind me that my world is sadly done You are this reckless soft demanding rake Dissolving all deep longings into one. To fight you is to fight my inmost friend And love you, love an inmost enemy worm; — To feel your bite, to find a fitting end To my day's dearest precious priceless harm. Hunger, you are a masochist's best sauce — Making a game of shame, a gain of loss.
Dhee Sankar is a doctoral research scholar studying English and world literatures in Presidency University (India), and a bilingual writer, writing in both English and Bengali. His English poetry has been published in Muse India, and his Bengali poetry in the magazine Anuvartan. He has also written for the website timesofcorona.com