Fight for breath

If malaria were covid

air born, 

bred in air-conditioned suites,

where transit passengers enjoy

a smorgasbord of delicacies 

and drink in benefits 

an eden-company provide

to those who’re paid to think 

of ways to double dollars, 


the thing that bites and blights the night

(its sister dengue fever’s 

adapted now to light)

be vaccination’s aim, 

or is there less to gain 

from freeing the East 

and far Westerly Plains 

from plight, 

while earth fights 

for breath, 

no less? 

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