Typewriter Rodeo: Cicadas

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

By Jodi EgertonAugust 2, 2019 10:22 am,

They’re the soundtrack of Texas: Cicadas add their thrumming to the summer sounds of splashing, ballgames and other things that happen when it’s hot outside.


Sultry breeze

And scraped up knees

Findin crispies on the trees

Little shells of

next-phase friend

Leave behind their past all rend

Tumble out to their new end

Humming in the morning light

Buzzing softly till it’s night

Clocks are set to bug’s delight

Here’s to summer moving slow

Endless months till we dream of snow

But on we flow

as the cidadas go