Allergy Woes

By Anonymous

Sleepless nights
Where I barely breathe
On the roe of plants

Invisible barbs
Clinging to my throat
Suffocating me
Before running out my nose

Those around me sleep
Tuning out my raspy cough
Mocking me
With their blissful slumber

A massive fit
Harshest of the night
Leaving sweat upon my sheets
And pain within my core

It has been months
With few respites
And fewer days to rest
As I answer the call of work

Now I rise
With a taste of rot
Etched into my tongue
Giving food a sour tang

This has to end
It cannot go on
I have reached my limit
I really need to breathe

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