I've Got The Sniffles - Luke Kauth

Homeric similes inspired by a common cold.


I’ve got the sniffles.

A toilet, clogged deep

Within its pipes overflows

Spilling dirty water all across the floor

Just so does runny mucus

Backed up in my nose

Spill out onto my face


I’ve got the sniffles.

A car with its tailpipe

Blocked spews

Gas back into the cabin

Just so does the snot

In my sinuses fall back

Into my throat, choking me


I’ve got the sniffles.

Just as a waterfall

Sends down a deluge of liquid

To the rocks bellow

So too does the wet mucus

Cascade down my lips


Onto the floor