To Sneeze or Not to Sneeze
(with apologies to William Shakespeare)
To sneeze or not to sneeze, that is the question.
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
A runny nose and congested head
Or to have qualms against a sea of herbal teas
And by opposing them to lie, to lie awake for hours,
To sweep the covers off my feverish bod
Amid sinus headache and a thousand dirty Kleenex,
For a sneeze is air too. ‘Tis a proclamation
Snoutly to be wished. To sneeze, to blow,
To blow my nose, perchance to clear my head.
Under that pillow, aye, there’s my VapoRub!