So first we made the world a petri dish:
with global travel, population growth
condensed in cities; added catalysts
of processed foods that benefitted both
the rich and powerful instead of kids;
invented ways to propagate false news,
appealing to what honesty forbids,
portraying shades of gray as glaring hues.
And then a virus fled a lab or hosts
and people, mind-deformed and body-flawed,
contracted it so fast our senses spun.
We almost hear the laughter of the ghosts
of dinosaurs – so many ate the fraud,
the virus speed-evolves in ‘21.