Typewriter Rodeo: City Girls in Cowboy Boots

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

By Jodi EgertonFebruary 19, 2016 9:34 am,

Texan ladies love a good pair of cowboy boots, even if they’ve never seen a horse. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton as she wrote this week’s poem.

City Girls in Cowboy Boots 

In the unlikely event

That of a rampaging herd of cattle

Gets loose on Congress Avenue

During the heart of the lunch rush


I am ready.

To rustle and wrangle

To roll and rope

To pounce on my fleeing calves

And send them back to the ranch

With enough time left for a taco

And a kombucha


It may not look like I need to be wearing

These cowboy boots

for work


But that’s just because I haven’t yet

Gotten the chance

to ride

Produced by Laura Rice.