Starting to cough
Starting to sneeze
My nose is running
I’ve developed a wheeze.

Kleenex and cough drops
Decongestants and tea
Could be a virus
Or an allergy.

The pollen, the dust
Don’t open the door
The wind carries in
Those dangerous spores.

We breathe in and breathe out
A substantial amount
Into our nose
And out through our mouth.

Vitamin C
The first line of defense
Fluids and rest
Will make perfect sense.

Some honey and juice
A warm bowl of soup
Whatever this is
It’s thrown me for a loop.


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Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.


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