Mosquitoes are not popular

head of mosquito

These ladies are out for your blood, my blood,

especially the blood of young children,

or blood of teenagers or wise women.

They need the blood for their reproduction.

First, they land on exposed skin or clothing

with their stable three pairs of hair-like legs;

when landing they thrust their first pair outward;

though their elongated mouth they suck blood.

Their saliva may contain a cocktail

of various horrible diseases.   

There are three-and-a-half thousand species

which encourage blinding atheism.

The good news is that mosquitoes can’t live

below fifty degrees of Fahrenheit!

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclsoed Garden and Longing