I had a horrible respiratory infection for three months this winter. And again it has crawled into my chest, helped by seasonal allergies. I feel like I have rice crispies for lungs, for when I inhale I feel snap-crackle-popping sounds in my chest. It is so disruptive that I cant sleep at times…although my husband would not agree. Last night I sacked out after a long bout of coughing and he couldn’t get me awake for the tornado sirens. I apparently sat up when he came in, and mumbled words to him but I remember nothing. My family and 3 random other friends of my son spent much of the late evening huddled on the couch in fear of their lives but I was blissfully unaware and my stuporous slumber was not broken. Good thing I wasn’t on call for work!
Two word poems: a simple concept where a poem is created from two word lines