Tender L{H}umens

Featured Image: Kevin Lamarque for Reuters


Their beds,
the center of our universe,
seeded only a few years back.

In their lumens,
a silent thunder of embodied bickering —
a rare storm for such tender tributaries.

Inflamed tempers.
Regretful tendernesses.

The fairytale ending of nightmares
naked-faced protestors
blindly write.


inspiration: “15 Children Are Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness Possibly Tied to COVID-19”, New York Times, May 5, 2020.



Hokis is an American poet of Armenian descent. She is Founder and Senior Editor of Headline Poetry & Press and a regular contributor to Reclamation Magazine. Hokis is widely published digitally and in print. Her poetic memoir "OnBecoming: Aesthetic Evolution of This Rising Ancestor" is available on Amazon or through your indie bookstore. For more, visit hokis.blog.

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