Sure as Mosquitoes

You can wait for me
By the river,
You can wait at sunset.

I’ll be there as sure
As mosquitoes
And the crickets that make them dance.

I’ll hold your hand
And kiss your lips
As true as the river runs.

You can wait for me
By the river
Or come over for dinner.

I have ripe tomatoes
And cornbread I baked today,
As honest as my love,

And as sure as mosquitoes
Gather by the river.

Anthony Watkins
March 30, 1996

I am sharing this nearly twenty year old poem because of a post I saw on LinkedIn about how many humans mosquitoes kill.


About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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