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AIDS

by Sunita Fernandes
ashen, crumbling skin on skeleton,
wasted, shrunk body curved and bent into a comma of
agonising pain,
bright pink, frothy white, festering bed sores
eyes pleading for reprieve from breathing,
outlined by greenish-yellow ooze with
eyelashes stuck together in spikes.

four years old and waiting
....for Death.

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