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Ode to Juga (the leech)

You’ve bitten all my fingers, you’ve bitten all my toes. I’m praying night and day you don’t crawl up my nose.

You make me bleed so much, I don’t know what to say. I hope I break this pattern of a new juga everyday.

Your slimy little bodies are all over the ground, I feel like I see a new one everytime I turn around.

Your creepy little figures, and shiny black back, make me think you’re always watching and waiting to attack.

Damn you jugas!