outside/inside

The birds outside
are chirping in the trees
joyful
noisy
filled
with life.

While inside
I am collapsed on the sofa
miserable;
coughing
achy
stuffy headed
watery-eyed
(did I mention miserable?);
the personification
of an ad
for
a cold remedy

which, by the way,
doesn’t work.

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About inklingscommunity

I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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