Typewriter Rodeo: Swarms Of Daddy Long Legs

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Kari Anne HoltJune 15, 2018 6:56 am| ,

Did you ever reach up onto a shelf in a back yard storage shed, or get too close to the eaves of the house while standing on a ladder? Did you live in Texas when that happened? Chances are you’ve met a few daddy long legs. What is the plural of daddy long legs, anyway?

Swarms of Daddy Long Legs

When you think of pulsing things

You might think of heartbeats

headaches

a rhythm in you thumb

after a brief hammer

accident

but what you should be thinking of

is this:

swarms

and swarms

of bugs

but not just any bugs

the biggest and flimsiest

of them all:

daddy long legs

those mystery insects

floating

flying

and somehow pulsing

all as one

oh yeah

all

as

one