Zika Virus Spreads

WHO Knows~

Already successful
in gaining the respect
of medical professionals,
the new media darling
with quite a resume
of unexpected appearances,
ambitious, you turn
your attentions abroad,
set your sights on the West,
make convenient flight plans
for international travel,
mostly to warmer climes,
lovely tropical seashores
with sun-splashed vistas
of under-dressed tourists
who have never heard of you,
a condition you will remedy
quickly with your pernicious
ability to expand your reach,
women increasingly frantic
with worry about the future
and how far you might go
to prove your power.

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Poet with a Press Pass features original poems written by Anne McCrady in response to news stories and world events. The series is produced by InSpiritry. More about Anne and InSpiritry is at InSpiritry.com.