Aches and Sickness

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.

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