Typewriter Rodeo: Second Hand Boots

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

By David FruchterSeptember 20, 2019 7:11 am,

A lot of boots have life left in them after they’ve been grown out of, discarded, or left behind by their original owners. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Second Hand boots

second hand boots

thrift. store treasure

clothes cut fine

to another’s measure

scent of the former

life that was lived

if they can see me

I hope they forgive

my occupation

of their sweet suit

as i wriggle toes

within their boots

feeling a way

in another man’s clothes

this second hand life

is the way that I chose

to live…


Produced by Laura Rice.