Snot Nosed Susie: Poem at The Gateway Review

This is my first poem published in The Gateway Review! I wrote these opening lines years ago, in a creative poetry exchange between myself and Austen Osworth. In the midst of a global pandemic, they seem especially relevant:

My friend’s sickness is a plague
I caught on the playground. Snot nosed Susie.
Disgusting how you can catch some love
on the edge of your sleeve like that.
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