Poems of the Week

Ferret Fever

by Claudia Gary

“A nasal spray that blocks the absorption of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has completely protected ferrets it was tested on”
The New York Times

(with apologies to Robert Herrick)

Whenas in labs our Ferret goes,
our scientists are bold.
The sweetness of our Ferret’s nose
cannot be oversold.
If lipopeptide spray prevents
COVID from taking hold,
what’s next for Ferret—a defense
against the common cold?