while I stay in my room
at the Super 8 under the weather
watching “The View”
while I drink hot tea
to soothe my sore throat
lethargy overtakes me
and we leave tomorrow for Yellowstone
Paula Yup is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in Spokane, Washington. She has a book of poetry published by Evening Street Press entitled Making a Clean Space in the Sky. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and in the pages of J Journal several times before.