Friday, 26 October 2007

sneezing and wheezing

an adult in their homeland
where they were born and bred
will seldom come down with a cold
and need to stay in bed

we grow up in our country
experiencing her germs
by the time we reach our twenties
our body's come to terms

i know this cold, i've had it
my system is immune
you viruses will need to learn
to play a different tune

but if we move our body
from country a to b
then we are once more vulnerable
new viruses...you see

my grandkids are exceptional
just like a virus vat
at least one cold is brewing
and that is simply that

now every time i visit
i feel some trepidation
which child is brewing viruses
hell bent upon invasion

so when i wake up wheezing
with red and aching eyes
i know just where i caught this one
and i am not surprised

All materials Copyright © 2004-2007 by Eryll Oellermann

2 comments:

Hahn at Home said...

The woman I'm seeing is fighting a cold--new virus exposure to a different town (mine), I'm sure. Does not bode well for our visit this weekend, for sure.

sandwriter said...

damn viruses have little respect for our romantic aspirations. may your weekend be relatively snuffle free! my kind regards to the magical samantha.