Bites from Mites

BITES FROM MITES ( in Ithaca )

The irritating Ithaca itch

Is caused by indigenous creatures

They bite in the night

And by morning take flight

So you can't even spot 'em

To swat 'em.

My feet are all covered

In dozens of spots

Though I have to admit that

They don't itch a lot

But my skin's decorated

By wheal upon wheal

Although strange to say

They've avoided my heel

Was it one little mite

That was busy all night

Taking bite after bite

After bite after bite?

Or were they working in relays

And organised teams

While I all oblivious, tossed in my dreams?