Remember how it took a spider’s bite
To transform Peter Parker into that
Amazing spinning, swinging superhero?
I wonder what that makes me as I’ve had
Not one nor two but three sharp needle bites
And antibodies flood throughout my veins!
Alas it seems I haven’t been transformed
There is no lycra suit in my wardrobe
Today my only powers are aching limbs
Yesterday I had my Covid booster. Although I’m glad to have had it done, and as a former scientist would encourage everyone to do so, it’s left me feeling a little grim today. A small price.
© Ben Quant 2021