Ecce homo (influenza)
It’s not just the sniffles, or trips to the loo;
It’s not the aching of joints that you get with the flu;
But the Richter-scale cough that always continues
With Beaufort-scale sneezes to rattle my sinews.
They’re a pain in the neck, the head and the chest –
To be utterly honest, I’m not feeling my best.