#620 – Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox
“It looks like she caught ‘us’ pox. Or she’s allergic to eggs.”

Chicken Pox

Each inch of me is itchy.
My hands are wrapped in socks.
I don’t know where I found ’em but
I’ve caught the chicken pox.

It started with a tingle,
a single, itchy bump,
but now I’ve got a million more
(they’re even on my rump).

“Don’t ever, ever scratch ’em.”
That was the doctor’s word,
but frankly that’s the dumbest thing
I think I’ve ever heard.

All day I sit not scratching
and itch from dusk to dawn.
They prickle me. They tickle me.
I can’t wait till they’re gone.

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

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