Taking a Sting from Nature – Ligo Haibun

As part of the weekly Ligo Haibun Challenge, my offering on this photo prompt:

Biting large mosquito.
Before my propensity to kill, I let this rapacious pest take its fill.
I understand.
From the offering come serious discomforts.
My bite wound swells; it burns and itches intensely.

Cool gurgling stream water.
Home to small fish and tadpoles. Mother and baby raccoon pause to quench their thirst.
Fresh water supply.
In the still stagnant areas, female mosquito finds haven for her two hundred plus eggs.
From the small sucking predator to the life-giving water licking smoothly across my feet–
We are one. Nature’s food chain providers.

cold bloodsuckers
warm shots of red elixir
hot fish food supply

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How does your love for the mosquito grow?? 😆

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14 thoughts on “Taking a Sting from Nature – Ligo Haibun

    • Sunshine says:

      i have to agree with you, Celestine…anything that bites to suck blood is a pest in my book. i bet they cause big problems in your country.thanks for zipping by. 🙂

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    • Sunshine says:

      🙂 now, why do they always buzz near your ears when you decide to fall asleep!! oh, the joys with being one with nature’s pests…
      enjoying your hugs and sending you ☼sunENERGY back!! thanks ☺

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    • Sunshine says:

      it must be hard knowing they are scum to many of us…but really, i agree. not only do they drain out your precious life blood but the can give heart worms to all the good fur-folks. (don’t mingle with the wrong crowd, Little Binky…the mosquito. baddest gang ever. besides the fleas and tick gang. 🙂 )

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