Tender L{H}umens

Featured Image: Kevin Lamarque for Reuters

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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.

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