The fundamental forces dream

There are five fundamental forces,
     said my son.
Gravitational, Electromagnetic, the Strong, the Weak,
and Hunger.

is the fundamental force
from which all the others are derived,
     I said.
And there are accordingly five
fundamental particles.
The one associated with Hunger is called

From A coat of ashes.
First published in The Authorised Theft Papers, the Australasian Association of Writing Programs’ (AAWP’s) 2016 conference proceedings.