Typewriter Rodeo: Dogs And Quarantine

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

By Kari Anne HoltJuly 31, 2020 9:56 am,

The pandemic has left many people spending a lot more time at home. Dogs may have originally been excited about this turn of events – but now some may be ready for a break from their humans. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Dogs And Quarantine

this is approximately

the 49th walk

I’ve been on today.

that pole

has been sniffed,

that yard has been claimed,

that car has been dodged

and now

I just would like to

lay down

on this cold floor

and not move for a minute

or maybe a day

my nap time has been breached

for so so long

I don’t even know anymore

I’ve always loved walks,

I have

but this has

much like me

gone way too far

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