It's on my wrist, right under where my
watch sits. Itchy.
On my upper arm, just above my elbow.
I can't push my sleeve up that far.
Right on the
rim of my ear, that thin spot of cartilage.
Four, Five, Six.
On my other arm.
near my ankle, where the shoe rubs it.
on my knuckle.
I woke up at 5:00 a.m. to the uncomfortable feeling
of air moving in my personal space, a hovering
speck near my ear.
I woke up at 5:34, there was a tickling
on my wrist.
I slapped it
I woke up at 6:12, I felt creepy-crawlies.
It was everywhere, buzzing, humming, sucking.
I turned the light on, smeared it into the
wall with a shoe after several attempts.
On the back
of my neck.
Behind my knee.
It can take up to 24 hours after the
actual bite for a mosquito bite to emerge.