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.


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