Creative Commons ~ Rob Lee
I am very hungry. I am incomplete.
when you come to me unbidden,
I hold my honey and I store my bread
in little cabinets of my will,
baubles of stolen kisses,
trinkets of borrowed loves,
trunks of secret words.
I label each latch and lid,
be firm till I return from hell.
I keep my eyes pointed in
where memories lie
hoping the devil days of my hurt
will not turn me insensitive.
I am hungry. I am incomplete.
None can give me any word but wait.
When memories of you come unbidden,
A Cento is a poetic form composed of passages
taken from one or more other authors, but arranged in a new structure or order.
This Cento was created from Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem
And Maya Angelou’s poem “When You Come”
dVerse ~ Poets Pub Form for All ~ Collage and the Art of Cento