Health Haiku


They queue up inside me

Little bombs

impatient to be set off

Then night comes, I lie down

And they EXPLODE

A concatenation of coughs.


2 thoughts on “Health Haiku

  1. There is the embarrassed cough
    The warning cough
    The attention seeking cough
    The sickness cough
    The smoker’s cough
    The amazed cough
    Now – how do these different species of cough differ in sound?


  2. That is a tough one, Barry. I’ve never considered the subtle differences but you have sent me back to the drawing board in search of such a poem 🙂 the ‘attention drawing cough’ is an interesting one as I have been accused of having such a one


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