drifts on the air.
Hunger raises its nostrils
searching the draft for sustenance.
Desperation argues with trepidation,
there will be no surviving this bloated wasting.
A growling stomach rumbles in agreement
coercing fear to surrender.
Somewhere in the darkness
lies the relief of starvation,
a waxy yellow seductress
lying in betrayal’s steely teeth.
©Susie Clevenger 2011
OSI Prompt 186: Betrayal