A germophobe I’m not, but yet —
How wide contagion casts its net!
So when you coughed, you saw me flee;
“It’s allergies!” you plead, but gee!
The merest rasp or stuffy nose
From anyone, and I’ll suppose
The very worst: that you are sick
With cold or flu — so take your pick.
A germophobe I’m not? Oh, well;
This time of year, you couldn’t tell.
Don Munday, email@example.com