whether or not to
go to work by
from somewhere deep
in my lungs.
that doesn’t sound so good, Bubba.
. . . . . it doesn’t feel all that great, either.
you should really consider staying home today.
. . . . . i dunno. I think you may be right.
it’s just after
and i’ve been up for
an hour now.
water for tea is
on the stove.
i ask myself
why is going in to work so important to you?
. . . . . if i don’t go to work, then i don’t get paid.
is money more important than your health?
. . . . . i don’t know. no? well. maybe?
the water is
coughing into my
and prepare a
Earl Grey Milk Tea.
maybe this will open up my lungs.
an hour now
since i woke up.