Wednesday, March 25, 2020


It's Benadryl season,
so there's no dearth of healthy phlegm,
allowing a hold on panic--
advisable with others near enough
to hear the second.

I've not yet found the need
to try a third
for the reassurance
of a gurgle
and something to spit,
even alone and fairly certain
it will do the trick.

For I have others, tricks,
such as dialing down
to relax the sense of urgency in a
itself more a product, we all know,
of habit, reflex, tic--
unneeded to alarm us any more
than the situation requires.

                                                                                                         m.d. paust

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