my belly is full
but my mouth is still hungry
a leaky sieve
When I get a headache, I know that my eyes are strained, I haven't been sleeping enough, and it's time to take some ibuprofen.
When I'm hungry, I know it's time to eat.
I only know my soul is starving when I notice, at length, what is not happening. I haven't written haiku for too long. That means that I have not seen reality for a long time. Even realising that my heart is empty doesn't help much; forcing something out leaves an ashen and fatty taste.