TOO SOON?

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.