Written by PP Rega

Friday, 8 October 2010

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An Ode to a Certain Malevolent Maladie on the Occasion of a Major Epidemic that has Acquired a Pathogenicity that Imperils Mankind Across the Globe and May Destroy Civilization as It Is Known to Us

Presented in Its Entirety by the Poet Laureate on the Mundane, the Preposterous, and the Absurd: Sir Percival Blink, Esq. to His Most Excellent, Gracious Majesty, Humbert II, as He Succumbs to Ye Olde Crotch-Rotte that has afflicted him for Seven Years and now Threatens the Existence of His Consort.

A Westerly virus named Nile
Upon neurons feasts with style

Synapses shake
Mitochondria break

As victims crap out in a pile.

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