#26. Meditation on a Mosquito
The art above is from today, the words below are from my trip to Lebanon with Ramsey in 2012, and the sentiments ring ever true this and past days and evenings, here in Los Angeles, where we have been named, for the third year in a row, one of Orkin's top 50 mosquito-infested cities. Truly a (dis)honor!
how dost thou alight so
imperceptibly upon a single cell of dermis?
i thought i was awake
you toil as though i slumber
perhaps i am, on the level on which you exist
i am unaware of your feeding
until it’s too late
you are gone.
i am your unwilling host
i awaken to fingernails viciously uselessly scratching.
i hope you are full to the point of discomfort.
lebanon, july 2012.