Typewriter Rodeo: Christmas Lights

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

By Laura RiceNovember 13, 2015 9:30 am,

It’s early November and as we all know, Christmas decorations are already on sale. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

Christmas Lights

Happy Hallowee–

What the heck?


I haven’t even finished sorting

My Kit Kats from my Jolly Ranchers

And already you’re on that ladder

Draping lights over limbs

Stringing strands over siding

Ready to light up the entire block

With your Christmas cheer

Not to mention the portable generator

You’ve got hooked up

To that inflatable scene


Of Santa

Leading all eight reindeer

Across the nativity

Over the north pole

And into the abyss

Of the world’ largest air-filled Chimney

Yeah, you go there, Mr. Spirit Lights,

Me, I’ll be over here

Still prying this Jolly Rancher from my teeth

Relaxing in my chair

Not lifting a finger

Because my Christmas lights

Have been up

All year long.