BEDBUG'S BLANKET BLESSING
I bless my job, I bless my life,
I bless my destiny!
My medical vocation
Fits my temper to a tee.
I love the task of testing blood
To see if it is sweet,
Make sure it serves your body parts,
Especially your feet.
I come at night to taste your blood
With perfect bedside care,
And should I find you are unwell,
I add you to my prayer.
I also check the birds and
To keep them healthy too,
So "bedbug" is
no name for me!
A "Nurse-Bug" is
I never dreamed when I was young
Such grace on me would flood,
Behold! The Nurse-Bug of the World!
(God, may I check your blood?)
from the forthcoming book Prayers of 100 Animals A to Z, by William Cleary