Pollen Woe

Oh Pollen, how I hate thee!
Let me count the ways…

Gazillion spores clogging my nostrils.
Countless hours of waiting room misery.

Oh Pollen, how I loathe thee!

Swimming in medical bills,
Blindfolded, dart wielding,
determining order of payment.

Reigning monarchs,
Hail to the tissue kings and queens!

Oh Pollen, how I despise thee!

Blanketing cars and infiltrating homes.
Medicine cabinets brimming with pills, sprays,
and lozenges.

Oh Pollen, with a sniff and a sneeze,
a cough and a wheeze,
I banish you and command you to cease!

Katherine O’Boyle-Sheffield

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