“H1N1”: A Poem by Santi Tafarella

I guess evolution’s true.

It started as a pig virus,

but then the swine flew.

Bit pig, bit bird, bit us.

Hybrid, efficient, new.

Call it “pigavian flu,”

sent from me to you.

Obama can’t save us;

no telling it, “sod off.”

It may turn you blue,

and make a sod of you.

The summer has a cough,

no vaccine to turn it off.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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