The Riot

by Elizabeth C. Haynes

Flushing skin. A tinge at the
ears on my
pale, olive complexion.
Radiating invisibly, like the rays of
the sun.
Cells rioting. Releasing. Damaging.
Cloaked in an outer shell.

But you look fine,
They say.

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