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.