Much of Texas is growing rapidly – and the construction industry is trying to keep up with demand. If it feels like everywhere you look there’s a street being widened or a building going up, you’re in good company.
That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by David Fruchter.
The engine of commerce keep churning
Chewing up pieces of this town
And spitting out shiny new
Rising up more stories high
And dragging property taxes along with them
Everywhere you look
There’s another big hole in the ground
And whoever invented that color of paint
I call “construction orange”
Is making a million
Which, if they want to live here,
Is a good thing
They’re going to need it
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