Febrile – Adjective

“Of, relating to, or characterized by fever”

The infant;

A white-wash of sweats,

Flushed cheeks and

Lulled eyes,

Lay limp across her.

He’d been febrile 

For days now.



For the past

Forty-eight hours,

She’d not slept,

Not a single wink.

Afraid that his tiny

Tiny lungs

May collapse,


Every erratic


Praying that

It would hold,

And that her

Baby would live

Another day.

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