Typewriter Rodeo: Leap Day

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

By Kari Anne HoltFebruary 29, 2024 11:54 am, ,

We only get one every four years. Is it a blessing? Depends on how you look at it. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Leap Day

if you had an extra day
totally extra
just dangling
off the edge
of the week
of the month
of the year
waiting for you to(o)
take the leap
bullseye your face
right into its

if you had that extra day

would you just lie in it
like one of those
stuntman pillow-trampolines?

would you use it
to bounce yourself
high enough
to see the edge
of the future?

or nah?

a photo of the typewritten poem on a torn half sheet of lavender paper.


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