Typewriter Rodeo: Back To School Supplies

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

By Jodi EgertonAugust 16, 2019 11:05 am,

Parents are usually happy about it; kids, probably less so: The new school year is starting. And with new classrooms, teachers and schedules often comes a new batch of school supplies. That’s the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Back to School Supplies

This uncracked notebook

So far just paper

But soon to hold

All realms of knowledge

Logarithmic functions

Metamorphosis cycles

Iambs and metaphors

And the story of the

Land upon which

we learn


This unsharpened pencil

Just graphite rolled in wood

But soon to share stories

Unpuzzle mysteries

Solve problems

And pass notes to friends

And me –

This summer person

Not yet my next realm of


Who knows what new pathways

My brain will light up

What journeys will become

My story

What memories I’ll


All thanks to the new knowledge