The LOVE BUG
So relax, don’t sweat it
Chances are slim
that when it does finally bite
you in the butt
you will have an allergic reaction
however, please note
after the initial rash, tenderness
and swelling subsides
will include rabid in-laws
and a partner
with a mild hypersensitivity and temporary amnesia
to precious metals, birthdays and flowers.
are another widespread
of this bug.
In extreme cases
swallow a strong laxative
to ease discomfort
and try not to stress out
to advance a good movement
take a walk
on the nearest golf course
the rash and the in-laws too shall pass, eventually.
C. S. De Dona
Author, Poet, Photographer, domestic violence survivor, and naturalized immigrant, Cornelia is currently an Arts and Letters member of The Southwest Florida Branch of The National League Of American Pen Women.
Cornelia lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii, for thirty-six years. Also, seven years in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. She now resides in North Fort Myers, Florida.
Her poems and photography are published in print, online, and in Rain Bird, a literary and art journal of the University of Hawaii's Windward Community College (2008-2013).
In 2013, Cornelia received Rain Bird's Kolokolea Poetry Prize for her poem, "Speaking French."
In 2015 her chapbook "Hawaiian Time," entered in the National League of American Pen Women's Vinnie Ream contest, was awarded third place in their inaugural multi-discipline category.
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