The Skeeter

Today is the Seventh Anniversary of dVerse Poets Pub.  It is Quadrille Monday and a poem of exactly 44 words is required using the prompted word “itch”.  Perfect for summer.  My apologies to Issa. I do not usually write humorous poems but last night, I had a run-in with a mosquito.

The Skeeter
You’re the itch I cannot scratch.
You’re the whine that keeps me awake.
Bitey bitch mosquito
I will hunt you down
And smash you flat.
I am not deaf.
I am not numb.
There you are at the ceiling!
Swat!
Now you are dead.

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  1. Glenn Buttkus
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 15:58:36

    You had me at /bitey bitch mosquito/. In the great scheme of things have never seen evidence of why mosquitos exist. They ruined my trip to Alaska.

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  2. whippetwisdom
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 16:06:34

    I am sure Issa will forgive you Toni and that the mosquitoes will leave you in peace tonight :o) xxx

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  3. Vivian Zems
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 16:23:45

    Excellent kill! I hope you didn’t use your sword!😳

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  4. Carol J Forrester
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 17:05:07

    That third line made me laugh. Fantastic quadrille, really tight and well written.

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  5. MarinaSofia
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 17:18:17

    Ooooh, they deserve everything they get and more, those nasty little buzzing torture insects! Except in my case they seldom die that quickly. But then I guess you only had 44 words to do it.

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    • kanzensakura
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 18:23:47

      Whenever I hear one buzzing at my ear at night, I am immediately out of bed and hunting it down. When I do, blam-o!

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  6. Grace
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 17:59:52

    Yikes, I stay away from them as their bites are horrible ~ Take care Toni ~

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    • kanzensakura
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 18:24:44

      I am allergic to all kinds of insect bites. I try to avoid them like the plague. But that sucker last night left a big scratchy bite on me. But he is a deader now.

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  7. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 18:38:10

    Nasty little critters. One of the things I like about both the desert in SoCal and the high desert here–very rare to see or hear one.

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  8. Jo
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 18:39:45

    What a fun read!

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  9. sanaarizvi
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 18:46:46

    A “Bitey bitch mosquito” for sure! Pesky damn things too here they bite directly on the face 😥

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  10. Frank Hubeny
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 19:06:51

    Those mosquitoes lead to itching.

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  11. Kathy Reed
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 19:12:02

    Have you seen a magnified video of one?
    So evil..but one of God’s creatures 😊

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  12. V.J. Knutson
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 19:58:58

    I’m losing my battle against the beasts. Glad you got at least one.

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  13. rothpoetry
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 22:20:18

    I know this feeling well! Splat!! You’re dead!!!

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  14. Truedessa
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 22:25:49

    Mosquitoes are nasty, especially knowing they carry diseases. They freak me out. Swat away!

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  15. mhmp77
    Jul 16, 2018 @ 22:40:49

    kaykuala

    Swat!
    Now you are dead.

    It is one unlucky creature that announces its presence but not finding it fast enough to clear away!

    Hank

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  16. sarahsouthwest
    Jul 17, 2018 @ 03:58:45

    “bitey bitch” mosquito indeed! Hope you enjoyed the hunt.

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  17. kim881
    Jul 17, 2018 @ 04:25:09

    ‘Bitey bitch mosquito’ made me chuckle! We had a few of them in last night but the cats cleared up most of them.

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  18. lillian
    Jul 17, 2018 @ 09:23:53

    HAH! LOVE seeing this pithy side of you here….and fair warning to any bitchy mosquitoes to stay away from Toni!😊❤️

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  19. annell4
    Jul 17, 2018 @ 09:32:04

    what a delight!!

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  20. Charmed Chaos
    Jul 17, 2018 @ 10:19:38

    Delightful! Mosquitoes seem to love me- I have no idea why, but I can’t stand to get bitten. Probably good I live in Arizona, where they are not as bad as my home state- Texas.

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    • kanzensakura
      Jul 17, 2018 @ 10:48:01

      Based on your pic you have light hair. Skeeters gravitate towards people with white, grey, blonde, red hair. There are a lot of trees and wetlands in my area. Skeeters city. I didn’t realize AZ was so skeeters free. Yet another reason to head west!

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  21. willow88switches: Pat
    Jul 17, 2018 @ 12:26:41

    Oh damn, I’m so laughing at this! (not at you, Toni) Far too many a night I have endured, sweated, sore, and thrown back the sheets/coverings to flip on the lights and then find them biting bitches! Holy smokes – the entire situation is comedic – from an outsider’s p.o.v. – but if it doesn’t make for the most tiresome of nights. And if you’re like me – and itch and scratch to beyond blood? Well, sometimes, somethings just have to die!
    Great job with the Quadrille – and I can so sympathize – as so many others.

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    • kanzensakura
      Jul 17, 2018 @ 12:32:19

      You are entitled to laugh at me, the naked pink beach ball jumping up and down on the bed (And my husband’s head) swatting at the little SOBs. I hate them.

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      • willow88switches: Pat
        Jul 17, 2018 @ 12:35:29

        LOL – nope, not at you – I’ve been too many nights suddenly engaged in much of same battle, swearing so loudly the night critters stop their stalking (I live in the middle of nowhere – cottage country – forests, woods, trees, wilds, lakes etc.) – so the witnesses to my warrior battles are my dogs and cat …. and it’s all rather hysterical – the walls are smeared with bloodied bodies … warnings and testament to my efforts …

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        • kanzensakura
          Jul 17, 2018 @ 13:26:08

          Ha! I live in the country, trees, wet lands, fields. SUVs, stylish moms running in the neighborhoods pushing those big honking baby carriages the size of Pullman cars. Skeeters galore and bats that everyone fears for some reason. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and Wal-Mart’s. I stay in my little old instylish neighborhood and rarely venture out.

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          • willow88switches: Pat
            Jul 17, 2018 @ 13:29:55

            I can see it … I have all of that … minus the human traffic – thank the heavens … but when I venture into the biggest “tourist” trap town, I get a weird mix of some of the above, along with the more “impoverished” locals … it’s such a weird mix …. but I’ll take the bats over the humans, – at least they have sense to their reasons …. LOL

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  22. lynn__
    Jul 17, 2018 @ 20:43:55

    Ha, you got ’em! We have mean biting flies on the farm so my dad, who’s visiting, sits outdoors with a swatter.

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  23. Mish
    Jul 18, 2018 @ 20:22:51

    That was a fun read! What bothers me most is that something so tiny and meager ends up carrying deadly diseases that change or end lives. As a child, I only worried about the itch.

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    • kanzensakura
      Jul 18, 2018 @ 20:30:10

      One reason I hunt them down when they invade the inside. #2 they bite itches and hurts so badly…i am allergic to all kinds of insect and bug bites.

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  24. Lona Gynt
    Jul 21, 2018 @ 14:47:33

    She might be dead… but she has friends. 😏
    Bzzzz… Slurp! Nice.

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