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Picking at the bones,

they feed from residual ligaments left

post quiet carving

began with disinterest

proceeding to tsks tsks then



a knocking heart flourished

and thrived

vitality to photograph and promote

their name

insecurity leads the charge

to dismantle the union

mar the mother

snuff out her light

swallow the gold

About the Author

Lumina Miller

Lumina Miller has a BA in English from the University of Iowa. She works as an ER nurse, enjoys letting her imagination run rampant, and would rather be outside. Her work has been published by literary magazines Allegory Ridge, The Banyan Review, Unleash Lit, and forthcoming Drunk Monkeys.

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