hot and scaly grip

Bacilli swarm within my portals
Such as were ne’er conceived by mortals,
But bred by scientists wise and hoary
In some Olympic laboratory;
Bacteria as large as mice,
With feet of fire and heads of ice
Who never interrupt for slumber
Their stamping elephantine rumba.

- Ogden Nash, The Common Cold

All I ask is to be left alone to die in peace.

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2 thoughts on “hot and scaly grip

  1. G says:

    “The F├╝hrer of the Streptococcracy” – heh.
    Get well soon, Nic. Gesundheit!

  2. Thanks, G — I think the foot surgery is working!

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