Typewriter Rodeo: Gerrymandering

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

By Jodi EgertonApril 14, 2017 9:30 am| ,

“Gerrymandering”

Roadtrip across Texas
And you’ll cross through seven biomes
Honk in traffic on gridlocked urban streets
Wave at cattle as they graze and roam

We’re a rich collection of people
Woven into the fabric of our state
Though our needs are often different
As Texans, we can relate

But it’s a gift to our representatives
To get to know their whole district
So let’s draw our boundaries logically
Geographic zones clear and strict

Let’s keep our cross-state socializing personal
Meeting far-flung neighbors as we wander
And let our congressional districts have local boundaries
Not this meandering gerrymander