Antibiotic

Bubble Boy

It seems
I have built resistance to everything
Like a strain of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus)
After all I’m doomed in love
Too picky and too perfectionist
Brash I think, after all Penicillin
Was invented in 1928 from petri mold
And Vancomycin is no wonder pill
But here a man stands
Unknowing that a new antibiotic
Is seemingly just around the corner
When the sickness of the heart
Bows to a lass with abundant wealth
Inside and on the out, and the
Cells of the heart are perforated
By a compound chemical called love
And all you can do is to shut off
The wretched immune system
And chose to become
A bubble boy.

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Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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