In all of the refined science
of our age,
little diseases flourish, defiant.
each symptom, Google it with dread.
can worsen quickly, or might spread.
every pleasurable food or drink,
your hands with Purell. You might think
your community is immune
that sound sprung from myth or cartoon,
still push their way through dogs' hearts,
spots are called a pox. Our parts
and our modernity, to bugs,
We can only make the drugs,