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The Germ
A mighty creature is the germ, 
Though smaller than a pachyderm. 
His customary dwelling place 
Is deep within the human race. 
His childish pride he often pleases 
By giving people strange diseases. 
Do you, my poppet, feel infirm? 
You probably contain a germ. 

Copyright © by Linell Nash Smith and Isabel Nash Eberstadt. Posted with Permission.