Womp womp, by Donna J. Snyder

to Corey Lewandowski[1]

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1. Schadenfreüde
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The little toe on the right foot is swollen. Thick with heat. Heavy. A dropped glass broke it last night, the second toe I’ve broken since mid-January. That one, unsplinted, has a new angle, like a road sign for a right turn ahead. That toe forks sideways from all the others that make little leftward-leaning stair steps from the big one down to the little one I broke last night.
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I may have one toe that has never been broken. A few more have only been broken once. Others have been cracked, fractured, or deformed multiple times. You can laugh if you want. People do that, laugh at others’ pain, misfortune, and folly. Womp womp.
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2. The callous few
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Womp womp to my hot little toe on a bruised and battered foot.
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Womp womp to a destitute child born with what may be called special needs.
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Womp womp to the tortured and terrorized when turned away without the chance to petition for asylum, in violation of international law.
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Womp womp to the starved and forsaken immigrant workers crowded into holding pens.
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Womp womp to the panicked children whose cries are medicated away but never comforted.
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Womp womp to those unlucky enough to be born into a world of Have Nots rather than that of private schools, personal jets, and designer clothes.
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Womp womp to the children contaminated by poisons that will not be cleaned by Superfund or even not so super funds.
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Womp womp to actors who dare draw a parallel between the children whose lives are now devastated to the barons born to the robbers, death merchants, and privileged.
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Womp womp to comics who dare speak truth to power.
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Womp womp to a little girl bullied for selling water in front of her home.
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Womp womp to the sons gunned down because their very presence is deemed a threat.
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Womp womp to the decline of a beautiful dream that gave rise to revolution throughout the world over 200 years ago.
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Womp womp to the memory of Human Rights.
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Womp womp to dead Heroes.
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3. Are you paying attention?
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Womp womp to clumsiness, bad luck, pain, and sorrow.
Womp womp to the misery of others.
Womp womp to you and me.
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4. Do you understand?
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Womp womp to you.
Womp womp to me.
Womp womp to every other.
Womp womp to everyone else.
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[1] Corey Lewandowski
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski cynically dismissed concerns about reports that a migrant girl with Down syndrome had been separated from her mother at the southwest U.S. border as a result of the White House’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. “Womp, womp,” Lewandowski said to fellow panelist Zac Petkanas during an appearance on Fox News Tuesday night after Petkanas, a Democratic strategist, said he had read about a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome “who was taken from her mother and put in a cage.”
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