Save Yourselves.


Never get the flu shot. My winter break has been monopolized by bronchitis, then pneumonia, and just when I was feeling better yesterday, I let the doctor convince me to accept a flu shot.

Since I haven’t had the flu for more than ten years now, you may ask, “Why?” — as I am doing over and over again. Today, I suffer with more than a sore arm. And school starts back on Monday. Never ever again. Don’t get the flu shot. Get the flu.

2 Responses to “Save Yourselves.”

  1. Sam Rasnake Says:
    January 21st, 2007 at 1:05 pm eSound advice Amy. Sorry that you’re not feeling well.

    I enjoyed your work at the DC Anthology– Especially liked “I Want Your War”. Thanks for the link.

  2. Amy King Says:
    January 21st, 2007 at 3:30 pm eThanks, Sam! I’m a bit better today, but not all together. I still prefer risking the flu, and then fighting it if necessary, instead of the near-fainting episodes I’ve had. Of course, the doc on the weekend call service wasn’t sure the fainting was related, as though I nearly faint on a regular basis. But based on some rudimentary research via the internet, it seems that this denial of adverse effects is par for the course, one that docs are trained to parrot.

    Glad you liked the work too! Be well, Sam~


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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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