Do I Have It?/Week in Review

April 3

A sore throat
A headache
An upset stomach

Do I have it? I wonder.
And if I have it, who did I give it to?

Or is the sore throat from open windows
Winds blowing pollen and dirt all day?

Is the headache from cutting down
To one Diet Coke?

Is the upset stomach from eating patterns disrupted
Still calibrating the necessary calories
With less movement than I’m used to?

Every ache, every sneeze, every stomach churn
Do I have it? I wonder.

April 4

The week in review:
Six long video chats
With friends who, before this time
We always said “Let’s do lunch!”
And never did.
Until faced with our mortality
We must have internally concluded
This is the way to limit regret.

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