I need to feel hungry
hear that rumble
that feeling
of total emptiness

Purge this body
make it lean and fit
hear that yawn
that wide awake sound
come from every cell

Clear it out from end to end
leave it empty
like a tunnel between trains
douche it cleanse it
hear the echo

Sink eyes
into black sockets
sharpen bones
hollow out the cheeks
taper the fingers
let the veins stand
as rivers on a map

Gaunt, shadowy—
the temple empty