It all began on Sunday afternoon,
The middle of a three-day holiday
Away from home and trying to relax
The rash which never dies returned too soon.
Boy Two is scratching, breaking open skin
That bleeds and offers him no sought relief,
So I get on the phone, the urgent line,
Requesting some prescription medicine.
"Try first some hydrocortisone," she states,
"And see if that relieves the burning itch.
Then call me back if his symptoms persist;
A continued reaction we'll sedate."
(To be continued...)