#191 of 365 – “vitamin C”

“vitamin C”


it is a nuisance

all the coughing

and pills that don’t work


all the not being able to breathe

and feeling your mind

stuck in the murk


I never actually believe

I’ll get sick

until I do


then I quick

do all of the healthy things

I already knew


and then I drag myself

to work

with a pale and bothered heave


full of pity

that the self-employed

do not have paid sick-leave


is all of this really necessary?

I ask

the powers that be


yes, they answer again

till you learn

to take your vitamin C


About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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3 Responses to #191 of 365 – “vitamin C”

  1. Starralee says:

    Oh, that Vit C or the whole handful of vitamins would do the trick!

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