COVID Rot

Will Neuenfeldt

Two days

in sweatpants,

the scent of sweat

cakes on my crotch,

baking through boxers

I feel its frosting

spread in darker

shades of grey.

Working from the waist up,

Co-workers are unaware

though I suspect they see

smoke billowing from below.

Tonight, I’m relieved

to blow out the candles

under a hot shower

in my birthday suit.

Will Neuenfeldt studied English at Gustavus Adolphus College and his poems will be published in Freeze Ray, Gyroscope, and Red Flag Poetry. He lives in Cottage Grove, MN home of Steven Stifler and a house Teddy Roosevelt slept in.

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