Millions of Mankind die after your bite
Only blood develops females’ eggs right
Species include anopheles, culex
Quite famous for diseases - West Nile is next
Usually fevers - your diseases entail
Insect - small, flying, blood-sucking female
Temporary, still waters for breeding
Our defense…often that swat you’re needing
Every stinging bite raises a welt to keep
Stop buzzing near my ear so I can sleep!

Harry Edward Gilleland      06.23.02