I think I’m sick.
I just feel … ick.
My eyes are red and blurry and have sprung a leak.
And while taking antibiotics, my toots absolutely reek.
I’m so filled with snot,
I feel like my tummy’s full … but I haven’t eaten, so it’s not.
My ears and throat and eyes and face ache.
It seems there’s only decongestants and Tylenol in my wake.
Each time I swallow,
it feels as if cut glass follows.
My head feels so swollen, it must be the size of a hot air balloon,
And my eyes are so puffy, I probably look like a raccoon.
There’s ringing in my left ear and no hearing in my right.
If someone were to attack me now, they’d get quite a fright.
My voice is not much different than the sound of crunching gravel,
At least people can’t hear my usual babble.
My cat is so distraught by my whining and nose blowing,
She’s sleeping at the other end of the house under the pile of fabric for sewing.
The dog is so tired of hearing me sneeze and cough without any poise,
He’s pawing at the television remote to find a better noise.
I hope you don’t get what I’ve got.
You deserve better than days filled with snot.