Tuesday, February 25, 2014

flu time

i thought i'd escaped that damn flu
too robust to fall, or some rot
but it claimed me swiftly and efficiently
and i fell, and i rested
except for one day out to work and relapse
coughing and shuddering
i drink juice, broth, water, slowly revive
i snooze like a champion, nap like a pro
stare into space, read books, eat fruit
watch the snow melt and refreeze
think vaguely of everything i haven't done
but too tired for any of it
think of all the wood i've stacked this winter
across a hundred miles
now burning in people's fireplaces

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