The evidence could wreak hysteria.
We shouldn’t tell the public what we found –
their panic would pervade each area

where people congregate and rumors mound.
And anyway, the bioscience needs
support from governors – the funds redound

to buy campaigns and research that succeeds;
we cannot stop continuing support
for business and bureaucracy – each feeds,

and neither can afford a falling short.
And third – we can’t be seconding the claims
of wackos with whom we will not consort.

So no, we choose to view through market frames,
insisting for one thousand days, hell-bent,
on calling for a cause by other names –
and never saying “lab” or “accident.”

(Terza Rima)

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