Typewriter Rodeo: Fall In Texas

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

By Bianca Alyssa PérezOctober 29, 2020 2:39 pm,

The weather has changed. The sights and smells of a new season bring with them memories of seasons past. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Terlingua, TX
December 21, 2019

Give me a minute
longer to collect

the blanket from the white dirt.
I don’t care what the stars

say, I am nothing
but a ball of burning

skin in close proximity
to neither sky

or the center of this
hard, hot planet.

This is the first time
I am meeting the dust

in my bones
& the atoms of Eve’s womb.

Look how they fall
down, still trying to find

paradise – an oasis
bowl between the mountains.

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