Typewriter Rodeo: Gay Marriage

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

By Laura RiceJune 26, 2015 10:51 am|

Thanks to a landmark Supreme Court ruling, same sex marriage is now legal across the country. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Kari Anne Roy.

the four horsemen lay down their cards

and look up

through the jagged maw

through the steaming hellmouth

Hey, says War, you see that?

What? asks Pestilence, the Supreme Court thing?

I saw it, says Famine. Who cares.

Seriously, says Death. Go fish.

and so they pick up their cards

resuming their game

not caring one bit

who gets married

to whom