Typewriter Rodeo: Kindness

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

By Sean PetrieMay 3, 2024 1:27 pm, ,

Do you need to have a reason to write a poem about kindness? Likely not. But a listener request will get it done. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is for Sue.

As always, we welcome your suggestions for poems.


(for Sue)

Just take a moment
Pause at that wildflower
The tiny yellow burst
It doesn’t have
To do that
It doesn’t need
To share that flash of color
And yet
It does
Even if no one else looks
But you

Or take a look
Deep in those branches
That bright red
Of the cardinal
It could pick
Another color
It could hide itself
From the world

But beauty
Is for sharing
Think of that
Maybe we should all be
A bit more
Whether anyone notices

Or not

A photo of the typewritten poem on a torn half sheet of light yellow paper.

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