Poems of the Week

Deer in the Headlines

by Alex Steelsmith

“…more than 80% of the white-tailed deer sampled in different parts of Iowa… tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, or better known as COVID-19.”

“Where the deer and the antelope play… seldom is heard a discouraging word.”
Brewster Higley

Readily spreadily
Covid in Cervidae,
unlike a seldom-heard
negative word,

rages contagiously;
cervid immunity
seldom is herd.