July 17, 1995|By Marge Lee

I sat at my desk this morning

and all I could think about was food

I don't know why I always do that.

It occurred to me that hunger is a big part of my life.

And I hunger for different things.

Food is the most important one.

I thought about how I was driven by my hungers

and how poignant it might be to control

rather than be controlled

I saw a brief moment of novelty

in letting myself stay hungry

just for a little while.

To let the hunger build

and grow and press in on you so hard

that you can't resist satisfying your hunger

The hunger, which may or may not be a necessity,

becomes an obsession

a driving force working inside of you

that you control.

You can see what I'm getting at

I hunger for different things

and food isn't the only one . . .

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