• Itty Bitty Night Mosquitoes.
    Incessantly buzzing
    Invading whispers
    As I lay in bed.

    I try to ignore them, but then they buzz even louder.
    I swat at them; they bite.
    And that hurts. A lot.
    So I try not to think about it too much.

    I stand up to turn on the lights.
    They disappear.
    Once I turn off the lights.
    They come back.

    Stupid night mosquitoes.
    After a few more hours.
    Of twisting, turning, sometimes crying.

    And once the daylight lightly dabbles my face
    I can fall asleep.