Mozzi – A Poem

Because of you,

Mosquito,

we got up before the sun,

and filled the apartment with the smell

of freshly-baked bread.

Because of you,

Mosquito,

we sat on the tatami,

reading our books,

drinking coffee,

commenting on this and that.

Because of you,

Mosquito,

I had to have a nap

in a cafe,

and awoke to see light and shadow refreshed.

Everything deserved my attention

because of you,

Mosquito,

and everything filled me with wonder.

So I thank you…

Yet I’m sorry,

for you were not welcome in our bedroom,

at 5 am,

which is why I took great pleasure

in zapping you into your next life.

Please don’t come back as a wasp.

Published by Gavin Whyte

I am the author of the modern-day fables The Girl with the Green-Tinted Hair, and Happiness & Honey, plus several other works of fiction.

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