Christmas is difficult for me because I am allergic to pine trees, fir trees, poinsettias, and all the scented products that are everywhere.

I wrote a short series of haiku on Twitter that show what happens to me as I try and recover from Christmas allergens.

Acupuncture day!

Might help me recover

From Christmas allergens

January 3, 2017

“It’s raining again”

My arthritic joints say

Before the rain starts

January 5, 2017

I am awake now

Because my eyes are itching

And it work me up

January 17, 2017

Lost a day somewhere

Sicker than I thought I was

Unreliable

January 19, 2017

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