Breaking a Fever

The commentator asked,
“When will the fever
break?” and the listener
knew experientially exactly
what the metaphor meant.
He felt it in that moment —
relief from the pain, the
heat, the sweats and then
the cool breeze blowing
over his exhausted,
enervated body. “When
will the fever break?”
as if to make a question
into an affirmation of
what will happen. Hold
on; keep hope; a cool
wind is coming blowing
a wonderfully dry
breeze over our
political scene.
When will the fever
break? Have faith;
the fever will break.
It always does.

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