Eyelids crusted over, refuse to open till
I bribe them with a strategic rub
Ah sweet, coaxing, perverse pain!

Kerchiefs, napkins and tissues martyred
To nose fluid, eye fluid and godawful sneezing
A dozen blessyous for an embarrassed atheist.

A serpent awakes, wiggles, growls, drums up
Thrashing tongue, inflamed palette
Vile dances in the throat.

2 thoughts on “Allergy”

  1. Thank you, Stefanie. I’ve thrown in the towel and am just popping a Zyrtec nowadays. The weather’s been strange lately in New England, and it appears that the same allergen has occurred twice (or I have developed an allergic reaction to a new kind of pollen :-/ ).

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