by Doug MacLeod

Lovely mosquito, attacking my arm
As quiet and still as a statue,
Stay right where you are! I’ll do you no harm-
I simply desire to pat you.
Just puncture my veins and swallow your fill
For, nobody’s going to swot you.
Now, lovely mosquito, stay perfectly still -
A SWIPE! And a SPLAT!
And I GOT YOU!

 


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