Typewriter Rodeo: Back To The Nest

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

By Sean PetrieMay 19, 2017 9:30 am,

College commencements are taking place across Texas over the next few weeks. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem.


Oh sweet heady day
When you finished UT!
A new college grad
Moving out, with glee!

Out there in the world
With a place of your own
A brand new job
And a brand new home!

And of course I missed you
And cried way too loud
But they were tears of joy
Of being so proud

But now, a year later
Here you are, sheepish grin–
“Hey, Mom, guess what?
I’m moving back in.”

And where you’ll go next
Yup, it’s quite a quandry
But one thing I know–
I’m not doing your laundry