A common cold
A common cold seems as slithering
from person to person
coming to rest in a particular victim..
The mind races backward searching for
the hiding places from which this misery
But we know, don't we, that our only reality
is NOW.. and so the purpose served
by the mind's searching for those faucet germs
that drafty room:
these identify this search
and all searching
as defenders of life's
a common cold...