January 2005 / Volume VI / Issue I
Love Phillip

the chiggers are bad at my mothers place
everytime i leave i have welts
on my ankles
my waist
my thighs
the backs of my knees
even some on my sack
i cant stop scratching for weeks
i complain about it to anybody wholl listen
my brother says thats why
he doesnt go there anymore
he hates chiggers
but i still return again and again
mom cooks a mean strawberry rhubarb pie