Saturday, May 1, 2010


Each spring my voice changes
As the trees, oaks and pines, begin to leaf,
Taking on qualities of Lauren Bacall’s
Or leaving me soundless.
“What?  I can’t hear you.” the caller says.
“Sorry, it’s allergies,”  I reply into the receiver, trying for more volume.


Anonymous said...

yeah, this is the worst allergy season i ever remember. i've been taking singulair, zyrtec, tavist at night and astelin nasal spray. still have a runny nose and cough so it's off to the allergist for testing and shots. my understanding is that global warming will extend growing seasons and make allergies worse but this year it was due to an extended cold season, that compressed tree blooming into a shorter number of weeks.

Gizabeth Shyder said...

Two weeks of children's Claritin really helped C get over the hump. Thanks for helping me diagnose her! Hope yours get better soon (maybe all this rain will help get rid of some of the offenders!).