Typewriter Rodeo: Hot Cars in Texas

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

By Laura RiceJuly 24, 2015 9:18 am| ,

2015 had been a pretty temperate summer but, now, it’s hot — darn hot! That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by David Fruchter.

 

HOT CARS IN TEXAS

The door handle burns on your fingertips

And you know that you’re in for a treat

Hot air roasts your eyeballs — you can’t touch the wheel

And your rear parts are seared by the seat

It’s summer in Texas — or maybe just spring

The heat wastes no time getting started

Driving those four-wheeled ovens around

Is no job for the weak or faint-hearted…

 

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