Locust Hurricane #Poemsketch

Here’s the “clumsy bug” from Wednesday’s #poemsketch that I showed the woman at the State Fair. I wrote it when I got home from a stressful walk one day last week. The Carolina locusts were everywhere! Flying into me. And I had on capri yoga pants, and they actually hit my leg. I was totally freaked out. Of course, it’s a little odd that I used the word “hurricane” in here, because as this publishes on Thursday night, I am on the beach in Florida are figuring out how Irma is going to affect the immediate future.

Locust Attack

 

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6 Responses

  1. Laura, stay safe first of all. I think your #poemsketch is charming. I hope you show this at #NCTE17. I liked your description of the incident that came prior to the sketch. Backstories are always so interesting. I think I would like to try a #poemsketch but I am not sure I could draw a representation as good as yours.

  2. We have nightly locust buzzing around here. I love the use of hurricane here. Rather appropriate. I hope you are well out of Florida by now.

    1. Eeuw. And thanks. And nope. Our flight he is theoretically Tuesday. They just cxld all Monday flights, though, and we are not feeling confident about Tuesday.

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