Typewriter Rodeo: Disrupting My Ride

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

By Laura Rice March 18, 2016 9:24 am,

There’s an ongoing trend of peer-to-peer goods sharing sweeping the nation. Now, many Texas cities are creating policies for the companies, especially ride sharers like Uber and Lyft. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter as he wrote this week’s poem.


Disrupting My Ride

half the people

demanding to be served

the other half

scrambling to serve them

just to stay alive

we like to call it

the sharing economy

huge companies

pretending not to be the bosses

but raking it in

like they are

and politicians racing to see

who can bow and scrape the hardest

before them

while still maintaining a thin facade

of public accountability

it’s “optional”, you see

and if you’re on the lucky side

and you want to feel like a

big winner

from the master class

just for the night


there’s an app for that