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Homage to Nash

From areader:

Inspired by your post of the Nash poem, (and probably inspired in part

by the medication):

Oh Comtrex! may I be so bold,

To thank thee for relieving my cold?

You work in pairs, both day and night,

Against my symptoms you put up a fight.

Now the pain in head, back, and knee,

Has subsided most completefully.

And how, praytell, can you so cheaply,

Relieve my ills and not make me sleepy?

It’s a miracle of modern medicine,

I no longer fear catching cold again.

And Zicam! from whence you came?

What marvelous mind do I have to blame

For making such a wonderful gel,

That in my nose doth love to dwell?

And while there to my cells bind,

So cold germs arriving find,

A most unwelcome sign:

“Be gone from me, ye terrible beast!

There is no welcome here, not in the least!”


David Schmitt

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