New Vaccine Slows Aging

USA Today

After the shot you bleed white:
shoulder weeping a bright teardrop
a CDC nurse wipes away.
Wrapped in a bathrobe of flames
the president levitates while
promising we’ll live forever.
He just needs four more years.
You can see where this is going
though no one saw it coming
when the grass quit growing.
Time is becoming a thing of the past
as rivers slow, then cease to flow.

—Michael Kriesel