my sinuses

have a mind

of their own

pulling the reins

for a few days

i’m no good

at being sick

i can’t stay in bed

a simple walk

to the supermarket

seems fine

i’m able to dodge

the bitter


old lady

pointing her trolley

directly at me

as she turns

into the aisle

and it’s almost


being outside

but my sinuses

know who’s in control

and once i get home

i feel weak