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Culex Pipiens

By Lori Gaudet

© Jan 2008



Oh you little Culex pipiens,

At my skin you’re always a nippins


Your tiny mosquito bite

Leaves my flesh quite a sight


Itchy red little welts

Above and below the belts


You leave me sore and scratching

In perfume most foul I am bathing


Eau de Bug Repellent it is called

For man and beast it is an impenetrable wall


But not for Culex pipiens

For they just keep a nippins


At the campfire everyone sits way over there

Not wanting to smell my repellent air


What trouble you little mosquitoes do bring

And at night that annoying whining in my ear you sing


But are you all that so bad?

Though your biting makes everyone so mad?


For nigh of three years I have fought

Diets and exercise has all been for naught


After two kids for your body you do bereave

Those extra baby pounds just refuse to leave


And then in the late summer of 2000 and seven

You bit me at least four score and eleven


Whether I got bit at home or Debonair

That is neither here nor there


For thanks to West Nile and you

I have shed a pants size or two

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