swine flu

it's a great joke
until someone gets hurt

and then everyone points fingers

I never thought I'd forgive her
for assigning me the devil's part
to break my heart

when pigs fly, I'll forgive her

pigs flew
yes they did, amen

yet she still tasked me

there's a bad pig in the house
she said

Shall I take it home with me?
I asked
being partial to bad pigs

she still looked frantic

maybe it's not a bad pig
I said
maybe it's confused and needs love


Do you want me to try to keep the bad pig
from hurting anyone else?

Relief etched on her radiant face

I will try, I said
Not knowing, as we never know, what I was in for.