Typewriter Rodeo: Enchiladas

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

By Kari Anne HoltAugust 24, 2018 9:32 am,

When it’s 100 degrees in the shade, most folks look for a cool drink or two. But if you’re a Texan, you’ll also want something to eat with that – something spicy and cheesy and delicious.


When it’s hot outside

like melt your face

slow your speech

bend time


most people want cold

they want ice cream

or lemonade,

wwimming pools,

air conditioning

but you know what Texans want?

REAL Texans?

when it’s sweat-slippery

shirt-drowning hot?

real Texans want enchiladas

hot, spicy, chili and cheese covered


the kind that burn your tongue

in seven different

the kind that make

even in the cold

because real Texans know

the only way to make 110 feel cool?

is to fill your gullet

with hot Texas spice

and revel in the suddenly



around you.

Produced by Laura Rice.