It is only a morsel
nothing much,
I has its significance
however small it be.

So goes the talk
the one accusing
the other discarding
all done in earnest.

The bit in question
being a virus
beginning with cough
ending in death.

It is simple as it looks
turns deadly in the end
affecting the lungs
causing pneumonia.

The virus from animals
especially from reptiles
snakes in particular
infectious as could be.

Those of whom
who eat snakes
contract the virus
which becomes contagious.

We behold a global emergency
most countries encounter
afflicted persons. Quarantine,
treat them with utmost care.