Typewriter Rodeo: 3-17-23

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

By LaCole FootsMarch 17, 2023 10:45 am, ,

Don’t forget to wear green. That’s the main tradition for most. For others, the day brings layers of meaning and memories. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.


is it the luck of the irish?

a lovestruck side kiss

a green tipsy adventure

a luxurious side quest

even the day feels lush

the 17th day of March

wedged between winter’s aftershocks

and the spring equinox

we parade, we celebrate

we raise a pint, we take a break

honor tradition with insistence

crassly crafting halfway limericks

reminisce on the great day we made

a photo of the typewritten poem on a torn half-sheet of yellow paper

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