“Second Handkerchief”


(July 11, 2019)

these the ‘snotty] days

which belong mostly august

but july invites*

*(Loratadine ‘ups’ my daily pillcount to three: the antihistamine to stop the athletic nose, aspirin to ease a familiar set of aches long-familiar and almost part of the family, and a multi-vitamin which one trusted doctor long ago told me mostly will show up in stool intact…so eat veg and fruits more than starch and meats and continue to send vitamin-makers’ kids to kollege on my dime is just fine with him.)

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