Early springtime of sickness
multitudes of children coughing
tempratures rising above ninety eight
not feeling great
who will stay at home
is a parent’s daily debate.
Unsettled climate of weather in the air
rain changing to snow and back
heavy congestion and strep throat
parents call schools
with an unhappy note
doctors calling pharmacists
issuing an antidote.
Children missing school for multiple days
adults weary with suffering voices
disinfecting rooms and washing hands
with four o nine
and other known brands
wearing down the germs
not meeting their demands.
Warmth will come soon and we hope to feel better
we desire our children will smile again
while we wish our weather to become more stable
so that better health
we can all enable
spending less time
on the examination table.