As I grasp for a gasp of air
pressure wells and wells
a heart filled with despair
sickness struck from the fells.
The glutinous mass comes from this shell
absorbs and consumes all that remain
with a cough and a wheeze I try to expel
this weight off my chest does not wane.
A dizziness rocks and feigns stupor
Oblivion! The world crashes and tries to spew
I am told to be strong, to be a trooper
I fear this is folly, for I have man flu.