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Ode to Mosquitoes’ Mental Mayhem

Annemarie Berukoff
1 min readAug 4, 2022


“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” Bob Marley

Couldn’t sleep last night, bothered by buzzing BOTS

Or Bits of Thoughts … incessant scratching, kind or mean,

But which one will pierce my mind’s skin, mix its saliva

With my blood to propagate “wrigglers” and “tumblers”

In water … tepid infestation or clear springs of facts?

Each skinny long-legged segment with ready probing proboscis

To suck my blood’s mental energy seeking reality;

But which BOT will bite … radicalized totalitarian conspirator

Who purges secret service records … flouts precedented rules of law?

Or the BOT with progressive spirit of patriots’ pride prevailing

Democracy with liberty, justice, and fundamental rights?

BOTS are manipulated as the greatest weapons of INFORMATION,

It’s my choice to hand smack this mayhem to an ugly smear

On history’s wall and stop this infected torture of the TRUTH.

Annemarie Berukoff



Annemarie Berukoff

Retired teacher — Affiliate Marketer, Big Picture Wisdom, author 4 e-books: social media teens, eco-fiction ecology