I was told not to go there 
that it was the wrong time of year 
that the weather would get to me 
but if I really insisted on going
then I should take precautions 
especially against insect bites 
because these are often mortal 
They said it was irresponsible 
to even contemplate going there 
but I replied that one always 
suffers from not suffering enough

 © Raymond Federman

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