Typewriter Rodeo: Good News

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

By Sarah BeachJuly 8, 2022 10:45 am

The news has been heavy for a long time – full of stories of suffering and loss. It’s natural and healthy to want to take a break. But sometimes finding the good can feel difficult. That was the inspiration of this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Good News

Drought, plague, hunger, famine
and that’s just your Twitter feed
You log off and wonder,
can’t we have some good news?
Well, if you walk outside,
touch some grass,
smell a flower,
hug a tree
or a neighbor
You’ll begin to see
the good news is in the little things
written in the sky
scattered among the leaves
There’s blind optimism all over nature
Unless you think about
climate change …
Dangit, maybe just close your eyes
& breathe …

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