Daylight softens
and my lens twitches
to follow the birds
into the brush
to a pond
where green water
ripples, exposes
the presence
of beaver,
slicing through algae.

I click.  Success!
Later revel
in images,
red welts
raising on arms,
legs afire with itch.

(dVerse is back and celebrating 7 years with a quadrille, focus: itch)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

39 thoughts on “Bitten

  1. oh yes….the joys of hiking in the woods, camping, enjoying nature……and then the swatting, itching, and marks of that joyful time that frustratingly, can stay with us for days! 🙂 Good one!

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  2. When younger & more agile, I loved forest & stream, but it always seemed ironic that natural beauty came infested with biting insects.

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  3. what a most wonderful image of the beaver! holy smokes!
    but for the bites, and the inevitable itching, the never-ending scratching …. it would be worth it! follow the lens, scratch the itch, pay the price (oh those damn bugs) …
    wonderful piece here … and I hope the itching and inflammation has calmed itself ….

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  4. Sneaky buggers. It’s funny how we don’t always feel the bite when we’re distracted with life. A good thing though…the itch is bad enough. Enjoyed your quadrille and your photo was a nice reward!

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