Voice of a Bee Hummingbird, Cuba and Elsewhere/Everywhere Article 12, Universal Declaration of Human Rights No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. I might be a Lilliputian to some so invisibly fast, these wings like the internet. These wings paced like politics. Here on the Isle of Youth claims are perpetually staked. Just as my nest of lichen and cobwebs requires patience and a keen eye you humans demand an undoing again and again--your domes, white Capitol and information settle on the nectar of one flower amid bright swarms of other flowers. How many petals you people plant thinking something will grow.
Jess Burnquist is the author of the chapbook *You May Feel Your Way Past Me* (Dancing Girl Press). Her poetry has appeared in multiple journals including Otoliths, Ms. Magazine/Ms.Muse, Rise Up Review, Poetica Review, Adelaide Magazine and more. She currently directs education and youth empowerment at a human rights anchored nonprofit in Southern California.