I don’t feel good, this sickness
came on abrupt and sneaky.
First, there was this little bump
lump that overnight blossomed. Second,
I blame Miss Petunia Pain, queen
of fever and just plain mean.
Miss Petunia, I asked
how come you snuck up on me
dreaming of lucky birds and ducky bogs,
how come you seized my little dumpy bump
and started gnawing and pawing?
Miss Petunia smiled
and said, I am always just around the corner, silly.