Ode to the Microbiome
On Microbiome Day 2020,
A toast to those who have plenty,
Abundant and diverse,
Tis a joy, not a curse,
And to our experts, the cognoscenti
The biome stored in your pooh,
Has forever been there with you,
Protecting from asthma,
Or perhaps, toxoplasma,
Since before you even could chew.
But the rise in antibiotics.
Left life our gut quite chaotic
And the bugs that we need
Were killed by misdeed
Leaving some of your vessels sclerotic
The loss of these biome “police”
Led others to become obese,
For others, MS,
Or if you trust in Cell Press,
Non-alcohol fatty liver disease!
From acute and chronic gastritis
To allergic rhinitis
From liver cirrhosis
To severe halitosis
Or Chron’s and ulcerative colitis.