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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis)

Tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis)

We don’t need a mate to breed
nips of blood is all we need
scarlet lips from little sips
once we’re bloated to our tips

Sated well before you’ve caught us
we’ll spill out a thousand daughters
daughter ticks will cling to you
Spill out all their daughters too.


© S. O. Fasrus

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