Aloe

Aloe

This tissue’s like a sandpaper mesh
Around the remaining flesh
Ringing my nostrils with red
Chapped skin instead

Of imagining where the aloe plant grows,
An exotic place where colds don’t exist,
A warm place where they insist
There’s a comfort in blowing my nose.

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4 thoughts on “Aloe

  1. I often get really bad
    Colds, although I haven’t had
    A nose that’s chapped ever since
    My wife bought me some hankerchiefs.

    Since Christmas morning years ago
    On soft cloth do I e’er blow
    When my nose is full of goo.
    And so I make this suggestion to you.

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