An Ode to Swine Flu

She passed over him for the UK’s poet laureateship, but after reading Felix Dennis’ poem about swine flu, the Queen may want to reconsider. In a porcine poem composed on the fly for a talk show, Dennis hit a little close to home. Here goes his ode to swine flu: “This little piggy / This little piggy caught a virus / This little piggy's bleary eyed / This little piggy has swine flu / This little piggy has died/ And this little piggy went wee wee wee wee. / You lock us up, it's such a dirty trick / We never see the sun / It's barbaric. / You ought to let us out and do it quick / And then we'd never ever make you sick.” We're, um, tickled pink.