No-See-‘em .. [camping; Humor; Short; Annoyance (No, Not Me!) ] - Poem by Bri Edwards
There’s a northern creature to avoid,
who will bite you and keep you well-annoyed.
You may never see one in zoo or museum,
and that’s because it’s a “NO-see-‘em”.
No-see-‘em, as in ‘them you cannot see’.
It’s more bothersome than ….. many a bee.
They are tiny, teeny, very small I mean.
You may have FELT one, but one never SEEN.
So if you go camping in the north wood,
use repellent and still wear ….. a tight hood.
They’ll get in your hair, your ears, and your mouth,
and you’ll soon decide to …… head back South! !
(March 23, 2015)
Poet's Notes about The Poem
i wouldn't have been there at all if it had been up to me, BUT i was married (the first time around) . that is where i had some firsthand experience with 'no-see-'ems. you should have seen them swarming around my wife and her girlfriend as they were coming back from a walk (the humans, not the no-see-'ems) , with arms swishing past their heads, trying to keep the insects (a fly, i believe; yes, but apparently i changed the spelling) AWAY.
'No-See-Ums are also referred to as Biting Midges, Biting Gnats, Punkies or Sand Flies. With grayish or yellowish bodies, the adults resemble mosquitoes, although they are smaller than mosquitoes. In fact, they are so small they can get through screens on windows and doors.' YIKES! BRI :) :)
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