Typewriter Rodeo: Allergies

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

By Laura RiceApril 17, 2015 11:04 am,

Ah, it’s the best time of the year. The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and…the pollen is high.

That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo by Sean Petrie.


Cedar, oak, grass, mold,

Allergy season never gets old.

Sniffle, sneeze, blow, cough,

Scratch my eyes, till they fall off!

Zrytec, Allegra, sweet Neti pots,

For the serious fan, bi-weekly shots.

Oh, Central Texas I’ll never leave,

But sometimes…I wish…you’d just let me…breathe.


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