Body weather

06 Jan
Boy blowing nose

Image courtesy Microsoft clipart.

Body Weather

Plugged-up nose
predicts a cold front
scratchy throat
a storm warning.

Gusts of sneezes
are soon a blizzard
of blowing spray
100% possibility of precipitation.

Tissues accumulate
in drifts, filling trashcans
calm eye of the story
followed by a rough trough

of sneezes and coughs.
My nose is a windsock
head locked
in a supercell

that weakens to a drizzle
of draining mucus
while Kleenex flurries

Winds die down at last
fog begins lifting
long-range forecast is hopeful
clear and calm in a week.

© 2015 by V. Nesdoly (All rights reserved)


I wrote this poem last January. Perhaps it’s my new but unwelcome tradition—a New Year cold as I’m again in the grip of this sort of body weather. So I’m staying in and hunkering down. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone!


Posted by on January 6, 2015 in Light, People


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4 responses to “Body weather

  1. Laurel Schenstead-Smith

    January 6, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Catherine Johnson

    January 6, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dawn Sperling

    January 6, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Very good and even ‘catchy’ with your brother commiserating with you today.
    You didn’t wish it on anyone but many seem to have caught it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Violet Nesdoly

      January 6, 2015 at 9:17 am

      Sorry to hear that, Dawn! And thanks, Laurel & Catherine! Hope you all stay healthy.



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