Saturday, June 21, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake

I'm sneezing I'm blowing my nose my eyes are watering I am reading George Saunders and laughing waves of allergy symptoms overwhelm me I have to leave the room I take a pill I sound like a large dog barking is it from picking asparagus in the weed-choked field is it from playing ping-pong in the dusty garage is it from strawberry shortcake shall I seal up the house ah-choo! my eyes are stinging, burning I put in eye drops it helps for a minute I am sniffing, gasping swollen passages, swollen brain I used to have hay fever in the fall what has changed

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