To Sneeze or Not to Sneeze

Written by: James Rasmusson

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!