Hunger (Behind-The-Scenes)

Hunger a poem by Greta Stone

This poem was written from a daily prompt hosted by Tasty Poem on Twitter.  The title is the prompt word. ❤ See more frequent posts on Twitter (text only) and Instagram (with graphics).

I disintegrate
into the
sheets,
lids heavy,
head
spinning,
faint with
hunger
for you

~Greta Stone

 

Behind-The-Scenes

A fan requested a look inside my writing process. Others concurred. I thank you for your interest and present this stream of conscious look at how I wrote Hunger.

I started with:

faint with
hunger
for you

Then I went back to fill in actions that would demonstrate this concept.

I recline
lids heavy

I wanted something after that to segue into faint. To me, it was that dizzy feeling which works on a romantic level as much as a scientific level.

I recline
lids heavy
head dizzy
faint with
hunger
for you

I didn’t like dizzy and faint together. They were too similar. So I found a replacement for dizzy.

I recline
lids heavy
head
spinning
faint with
hunger
for you

Almost there. But I didn’t love recline. It was too precise and held little emotion. So I searched for a replacement. Disintegrate felt right. But just I disintegrate felt unfinished. So I added the sheets.

I disintegrate
into the
sheets,
lids heavy,
head
spinning,
faint with
hunger
for you

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