According To Webster

Poem By Laurence Overmire

Some would call him an
Aerobacter
A short, rod-shaped, Gram-negative
Bacteria
Free living in nature
Typically inhabiting the intestinal tracts
Of humans and other
Animals.

I call him a salesman.


(Previously published in Maelstrom, Vol.3, Issue 2)

Comments about According To Webster

I am a fan..............................................
let us all hope they never evolve to prions then


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