The Deciding Symptom

“Reactive airway” were the words I heard.
“Disorder” (or “disease”) succeeded those.
That’s how he named the wheezing that occurred
when I sustained a cold. Such breathing woes,
a temporary asthma, virus-spurred,
a side-effect from all the smoke I chose,
and kept inhaling till I got too old,
determined recent symptoms were a cold.

(Ottava Rima)

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