Boredom: the desire for desire

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By Barbara Eknoian
“Boredom: the desire for desire”
Leo Tolstoy

I’m bored so I search in the cupboard
for a tasty treat, but there is none,
so I nibble on cheese and crackers,
but it doesn’t please me
as I really desire
that chocolate and cream, devil dog,
that I used to buy
at the grocery store every time
I ran an errand for my mom.
But now I know they’re not good
to eat because of trans fats,
but crackers won’t satisfy.
I want, I need that sweet, artificial
sugar taste.
Or maybe, it’s really a need to kiss
my husband on his sweet lips
like we did when we first met.

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