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Beware the Phog
by Larry Rochelle
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Beware the Phog

summer and heat
sticky enough to doom
cicadas, their warbling
hisses rising steady
as the day meets the impossible.

killer bugs, smaller
than fingernails, land
delicately on knees,
on elbows, anywhere
a swat can be dodged.

so the trucks move out,
old pick-ups equipped with
hissing white fog,
and warning lights to
scare children back inside
homes shut tight,
so poison kills
the flying buzzes,
their wicked needle noses
poised to strike skin,
but DDT flops them

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

you brought back vivid memories of the mosquito sprayers of my youth--we kids were daring (stupid?), we used to ride our bikes in that phog LOL hasn't affected me yet LOL

loved this one--thank you for the memory jog

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
different for this time of season....
sounds like my visit south thanks for the memories
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Don't tell Ed....but I kill those goggo's with one big swattter....and can even do it with my hand.."Whateng"...smashed!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
There is always that fly spray.
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