Poem: Myth Dispelled

Myth Dis­pelled
–Adam Poss­ner, M.D.

The flu vac­cine cannot
give you the flu, I tell him.
It’s dead virus, there’s
noth­ing alive about it.
It can’t make you sick.
That’s a myth.
But if we bury it in
the grassy knoll
of your shoulder,
an inch under the stratum
corneum, as sanc­tioned by
your signature
in a white-coat­ed ceremony
presided over by
my med­ical assistant
and then mark the grave
with a temporary
non-stick headstone,
the triva­lent spirit
of that vaccine
has a 70 to 90 percent
chance of ward­ing off
the Evil One,
and that’s the God’s
hon­est truth.

Cyn is Katie's mom, Esther's Mémé, and a Support Engineer. She lives in the Atlanta area with her life partner, Rick, and their critters. She knits, does counted-thread needlework, reads, makes music, plays TTRPGs, and spends too much time online.
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