Tuesday, April 21, 2009

An Ode to Pollen

I don't know what it is with this memory of mine.
I forget what happens each year at this time.
The flowers start blooming, the trees they awaken.
The grass, it starts growing, if I'm not mistaken.
I love the new Spring, all the promise and beauty.
And then I get hit with a nose that's all snooty.

(I mean, snotty.)

I forget that there's pollen attached to those flowers.
That fine yellow haze that possesses superpowers.
Because no matter how many times that it rains,
Pollen is still there, it always remains.
Its on my car, my porch, my driveway, my trash can.
Its even on the shirt of my UPS delivery man.

(Brown, how I love thee.)

I sneeze and I sniffle.  I wipe and I dab.
I wash my clothes and my hands and my face and my flab.
Nothing will help me to combat this pest.
Not Flonase, not Claritin, not Benedryl, I protest!
The only relief from dear pollen, I fear,
Is to drown my red nose in a pitcher of beer!

9 comments:

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

That was cute!

I have been sneezing more this Spring and I really don't have allergies...at least that I know of.

Bring on the beer...LOL

Bar-b said...

that was awesome. none of the drugs work?

Bar-b said...

whooops, just reread..."Not Flonase, not Claritin, not Benedryl, I protest!".

you sound like dr. seuss....hey being a doctor can't you write a script for something stronger ;)

Soxy Deb said...

Make it 2 pitchers and I'll share my drugs with you.
I hate this time of year. Really hate.

Tman said...

Awesome. I hate allergies.

tman

Ali said...

I'm so glad I don't have allergies--it can get so thick covering my windshield--you have my sympathies!

Impulsive Addict said...

You have a talent! I should be happy for you but now I'm focused on the fact that I DON'T have a talent.

Lynda said...

Well, aren't you the talented one??

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