The thick cough slammed into the handkerchief, staining it in a mucus-filled affirmation of sickness; invisible germs crawled up the arms to strangle the throat once more. Their grubby fingertips lifted the lips and slipped inside, drifting to the back of her tongue and down, down as far as they could. They hammered the neck from inside.


6 comments so far

  1. Michelle Johnson on

    Who couldn’t relate to this, Noah? I was sick earlier this year with the flu and I think you’ve captured the essence of what I felt quite well. Have a great day.

  2. gautami tripathy on

    Totally relate to this!

    Poetry book: Magdalene and the Mermaids

  3. Just Someone on

    The soreness of sickness; well said

  4. Daily Panic on

    I have those stupid germs hammering from the inside!
    I wish it would go away quickly!

  5. Americanising Desi on

    i felt icky which is a gud thing cuz ur words are visual šŸ™‚

    My Three Word Wednesday

  6. Asleep On My Feet on

    Three Poems

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