Near my ear

High pitch hunger

The stab

Midge jab

The tug


Stop eating my blood!

Little bug

Of field and bog

Land of cairns

Rock and ferns

For one so small

Could it hurt at all?

It hurts quite a lot

That little red spot

The smallest swarm

Makes meals of warm

Tasty blood

Would you not prefer

A sweet flower bud?


© Jennifer Winterburn


6 thoughts on “Midges!

  1. One midge can be a cute character to write about, a gazillion midges can star in a horror film. I eat tons of candy, so any biting critters come straight for me and bypass everyone else. Maybe that’s why I get invited to outdoor parties.
    Thank you for following 1950 Suburban Adventures and enjoying ‘Chickens Never Forget.’ Much appreciated.


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