They strike in the night
when you are tight asleep.
They don’t care about age or infirmity.
They’re the physical embodiment
of karma or hell.
They inhabit all Dante’s circles.
Since banning DDT,
they are multiplying
They don’t care if you live in
a hovel or a suite. They want to
feed off your blood and lay eggs
in your bed.
Bites make you tear your skin,
leaving scars on body and soul.
getting rid of them
will require professional help.
Some will escape
to another dwelling.
They got to my neighbor,
then they got to me;
hell travels forward..