Monday, April 18, 2016

The Germ (Monday Poem)

by Ogden Nash

A mighty creature is the germ,
Though smaller than the pachyderm.
His customary dwelling place
Is deep within the human race.
His childish pride he often pleases
By giving people strange diseases.
Do you, dear reader, feel infirm?
You probably contain a germ.

from Bed Riddance: A Posy for the Indisposed by Ogden Nash, illustrated by Milton Glaser, 1969, Little, Brown & Co.

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