A Sick Baby
It started with a snort. Last night.
Tonight she sniffles and gags. And doesn’t sleep.
I pick her up. She arches her back. She struggles.
Comfort. It’s all I can do.
Here, try your binky!
She takes it. She sucks away.
Relief. But short lived. The runny nose runs some more.
I comfort. It’s all I can do.
Sleep. I don’t expect much tonight.