dead bed

There are babies
inside the basins,
drifting nine feet
above the ground.

Roads, houses
s w a l l o w e d
by the rivers’
s w o l l e n mouths.

A man inside
a mosquito net,
I know, he got no
magic wand.
His tongue
has power, though,
if only he cared


for the baby
inside a basin-bed
for people floating,



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My home country, the Philippines, is facing COVID-19 like yours. Aside from this and its impact, my fellow Filipinos have been battered by back-to-back typhoons.

Provinces, cities, houses, lives swallowed by flood, some even as high as 13 feet. Until now, there are people and animals on the roofs, waiting for rescue. If you are able to, any help in whatever form will highly be appreciated. Thank you. 🙏🏼

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