Typewriter Rodeo: Skeeters

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

By Jodi EgertonJune 17, 2016 9:30 am| ,

Summertime means you’ll likely spend a lot of time on patios – as long as you aren’t bothered by the buzz (and bite) of mosquitos. Those critters inspired Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton to write this week’s poem.

Skeeters

Rose-hued Texas sunset

Brings a tear to my eye

But to watch it in my backyard

Wreaks havoc on my thighs

 

For the swarms start as the sun sets

And the air gets mighty thin

Trying to breathe around the mosquitos

Who are sucking each inch of skin

 

Now I’m scratching to the rhythm

Of a Willie Nelson tune

Trying to fend off some West Nile

In this steamy Texas June

 

Produced by Laura Rice