Life is sweetness, and life is forlorn,
And its needle jabs all must be borne.
Yes, life has its vaccine,
But the point can be mean ...
Licking honey, they say, from a thorn.

Fauci said it protects us against
Variations of virus from France.
He said, “opportunity,”
And I joyfully jumped at the chance.

CRISPR’s “Short Palindromic Repeats”
Are poetic as Shakespeare or Keats.
We’re saved by a whisker
Through the magic of CRISPR *
And gene-editing science elites.

                * CRISPR: Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.
                                 Instrumental in coronavirus vaccine development.