Day 59 – Flu Shot

one shot, two shot
didn’t get a flu shot
red, white, and blue shot
look who’s screwed shot

punch day, kick day
gotta take a sick day
smothered in Vick’s day
get better quick day

armrest, headrest
gotta get some bed rest
can i get a blood test
can i get a cold press

only good thing about a cough
is takin’ the whole day off

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Day 17 – Sick Day

There is nothing that a doctor
could find wrong with me-

so I cannot get a note.
But I’m staying home
anyway.

I’ve got a fever of the mind
I can’t prove,
yet I feel

heavy,
collapsed from the inside,
tense
from holding steady
too long.

There is a seed of grief
I have to tend to
before it grows big,

a sadness which wonders
at all the scuttling,
all the getting by.

“Am I getting lost?”

I know this road too well,
I know the cost,
I know the cure,

and today I’m calling out
to fix myself.