Worth the Price of Commission
Of all the world’s salt marshes, Carolina’s home
to thirty full percent.
But when I visited I didn’t find mosquitoes there –
I wondered where they went.
Then I thought, well, maybe skeeters just can’t breed in salt;
and that gave me an inkling
Of what to do when I got home: I’d take the salt out to
our swamp and start in sprinkling.
Sure, the neighbors think I’m nuts, but that’s okay, I’ve got
my sights on something else:
That winter’s salt trucks take the hint and salt our frozen swamp –
then get out before it melts.
If they don’t get out of there quite quick enough they’ll all
get stuck….and that’s a bummer.
But at least we wouldn’t get hordes of mosquitoes coming
out of there next summer.