Can something be an illness and a cure?
Is there such a thing quite so obscure
That it can make you tremble and shiver
But burn up all the quicker?
To such a thing, would there be a culprit?
Just look in their eyes and it would transmit?
But would you, defeated, tuck yourself into bed?
Or would you flutter merrily instead?
Could it make you laugh in place of a cry?
Or would it leave you waiting to die?
Is it terminal or everlasting?
Or is it everything alike and contrasting?