Poems of the Week

Blood Count

by Ruth S. Baker

“Girl, 6, With ‘Heavy Menstrual Bleeding’ After COVID Vaccine Was Actually 41”

A menstruating girl of six
Is proof of Fauci’s sneaky tricks:
Just see what vaccination’s done!
But now it seems she’s forty-one.
It’s moot how much these numbers mean:
I’m rather gray for seventeen;
By contrast, as it seems to me,
I’m learnèd for the age of three.
My health and wellness correlate
With what you’d hope at sixty-eight;
For eighty-four I’m looking fine!
(Admittedly, I’m fifty-nine).