The Northern Plague

By Dave Hanks

	In the land of the voracious mosquito,
	  In the land of bog and lake; 
	    They attack you, they bite you, and they suck you 
	      Miserable your life they can make!

	In the land of the voracious mosquito,
	  Be prepared for goodness sake 
	    With spray, with netting, with long sleeves 
	      To reduce the blood they take.

	In the land of the voracious mosquito,
	  Go arrayed in peculiar gear,
	    Weird hats, weird boots, weird people 
	      Garbed out from foot to ear.

	In the land of the voracious mosquito,
	  This is a point I want to make clear 
	    Go lacquered, go covered, and go dauntless 
	      If ready, go forth without fear.

(Mosquito habitat in Alaska - None like it in the lower 48))



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