Poems of the Week

Snot Trivial

by Claudia Gary

“NIH-funded pediatric COVID-19 testing study finds [children as young as 4] can self-swab”
National Institutes of Health

It took a lot of funding
to see if they could do it,
but numbers have been trending
that we could not intuit:

Swabbing inside one’s nose,
then seeing that it’s twirled,
are skills we can disclose
to children of this world.