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.
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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 serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.