Image via WikipediaI lie awake in my bed
in between short dozes,
fighting with snot:
dripping from my nose to my ear,
no decongestant, no Nyquil will
absorb this never ending flow--
drowning in snot.
Fourteen blows and it's still there,
surrounded by tissues everywhere--
suffocating in snot.
My ears are ringing; I'm all alone,
no one can see me, no one will come--
my only friend: snot.
© Julianne Carlile