Ode to the common cold
sneezing, sniffling, slimy, shiny
silvery slippery snot
hacking and spluttering,
coughing and muttering
bitching and bemoaning my lot
What did I do to deserve this?
Which deity’s arse did I not kiss?
I suppose that I will never know
As I lie shivering in my own sick glow
chicken soup, a sweet caress
I moan and groan and sniff and hiss