Typewriter Rodeo: Housing Prices

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

By Sean PetrieMarch 11, 2022 12:43 pm, ,

Home prices across Texas, and especially in some of its major cities, have risen steeply. The costs are also being passed along to those who rent. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Housing Prices

They are shooting
Through the roof!
Ten percent, twenty
And now just — oof!

If you own it might
Make you relax
Until you check
Your property tax

If you rent it might
Seem so daunting
If buying someday
Is what you’re wanting

When will it end?
Who’s behind it all?
Will this rocket-like market
Ever stall?

Of course no one knows
What the future will hold
But this pace, forever?
I’m not sold.

a photo of the typewritten poem on a torn piece of yellow paper

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