It starts with a kiss
or being in the same room
with an infected person.
When you are in love it is hard
not to both get sick
half the fun is helping
each other back to health.
It starts with an an itch
and an ache
A swollen lymph
or a subtle pain in the throat.
Lathargy begins to set in
and all the mind can focus on
is doing nothing.
Just lying in bed and closing your eyes
and wondering whether this is death.
over the counter syrups cover up the pain
For a few hours. Being sick is like a story,
there is a begin, middle, and end.
There is the denouement when you
Are sure you are going die
And you go sleep and wake-up
to find yourself feeling better than
when the sickness started.