Plague Season

Bubonic, septicemic, pneumonic

September to April
I will be vigilant
keep away from biting fleas
and the cats, rats, dogs that bear them

Septicemic, pneumonic, bubonic

Lift me if I fall to fever, chills
swelling, pain
faint, weak, coughing and
short of breath

Pneumonic, bubonic, septicemic

So very far from
what might be home
if I was weary or
brave enough to name it

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