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!