by joetwo

Decaying smell

Days old rat’s piss

Filling nostrils

Burning sinuses

Hurting the eyes

Hard to breathe

As if toxic, but not really

Just a smell

Nose soon recovers

As if the smell has gone

But only used to it

Ignoring it

The agent still there

Stuck to clothes, hair, skin

To pounce, attack the unsuspecting

Ruin dates and homes

Lost in ironic confusion