Typewriter Rodeo: Eating Halloween Candy – Still …

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

By Jodi EgertonDecember 16, 2022 10:45 am,

Did you gorge yourself over several days? Or were you patient? Are you still picking your way through what was collected that final night of October? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Eating Halloween Candy – Still …

my root beer flavored tootsie pop
it is down to you
and me

I scavenged my way
through the pile of

chocolate wrappers
melted gummy bits
and smushed candy corn

and found
my treasure

maybe not my go-t0

maybe not my super fave

certainly not the king size reese’s cups
that I could not persuade
my kids to share

But still
a little pop of sweetness
a reminder of the costumed chaos
and joyful scares
that launched us
into this too hot
Texas fall

No trick,
all treat
and all mine

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