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…

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Pan[dem]ic

Featured Image: Lindsey Wasson for Reuters You are a mental patient with a Master’s degree and an absentee ballot Driving at 80 miles an hour the wrong way home to escape the killer in the air You chew, swallow and wash down what you still don’t know you need Seeing angels drift down to take…

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Shattered Mirror

Featured Artwork: Lesi Johnson Dear mom, There are so many things I’ve wanted to tell you, but I’ve never made the time or found the strength. So many unsent texts, times I’ve walked away from your closed bedroom door, calls cut short because of an impending errand. Now, I’ve but two weeks left with you…

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Stereotype

Featured Artwork: Louisa Cannell Our color, age, and religion shall not define Dictate our image  Or way of life We are humans And that takes precedence over any fight Equality, love, and respect  Is our right   So let us remove  Set limitations that hinder our voice, And be freed from boundaries  That do not…

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Sindh: Land of the Lost

How many mothers, how many children? How many girls, how many bodies? How many years of Barbarity Hunger Undue Thirst Tragedy Obliteration? When does the disease end, this disease that is worse than death? When do the thrones fall — when does the earth eat them? When does the sky descend? When does God’s wind…

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how to be a conservative.

be a white woman give up my voice love my man and family harder and longer  than any other choice get on my knees recite my prayers pledge to give up my own ambition especially if he dares love my father  love my mother where else did the savings come from? couldn’t be my job…

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