Typewriter Rodeo: Fishing

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

By Sean PetrieAugust 11, 2017 9:45 am,

Pole? Check. Bait? Check. Smartphone? Definitely not.

Fishing’s one of summer’s most relaxing pastimes; it gets us into nature and makes us feel the day was a success whether we reeled in a marlin or a guppy.



This moment here

Out on the lake

Water like silk

Zero wake


This time is mine

Alone, and free

Fishfinder? Bah

Just the pole, and me


I could cast left

I could cast right

And maybe I’ll get lucky

A tug, or bite


I could catch one

Five, or ten

Though most I’ll prolly

Throw back in


And each time I do

And that water splatters

Yeah just being here —

That’s what matters.


Produced by Laura Rice and Leah Scarpelli.