Of course I went to work today,
Said little peggy ann mckay
i’ve got a presentation for colleagues! a brochure to proof!
assignments to post and a final report due
a lecture on bullying, a panel too
cultural competency for all whether green black or blue
planning meetings for projects, a new business to start
and an IRB submission to conclusively prove that I’m smart!
colleagues to smile at, students to support
and did i eat lunch?
just imagine my retort!
and was i cough coughing?
and cough coughing some more?
but of course I was, dear, on my hands–on your door!
the air that we breathe?
contaminated with junk
the green gobbley goobers of my nasal gunk
what do i say at the end of the day?
No more of this cough!
Tomorrow–home, i will stay!