My Husband Helps His Relatives

while I stay in my room 

at the Super 8 under the weather 

watching “The View” 

presidential politics 

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.