Typewriter Rodeo: Hot Cars in Texas

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

By Laura RiceJuly 24, 2015 9:18 am,

2015 had been a pretty temperate summer but, now, it’s hot — darn hot! That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by David Fruchter.



The door handle burns on your fingertips

And you know that you’re in for a treat

Hot air roasts your eyeballs — you can’t touch the wheel

And your rear parts are seared by the seat

It’s summer in Texas — or maybe just spring

The heat wastes no time getting started

Driving those four-wheeled ovens around

Is no job for the weak or faint-hearted…


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