Typewriter Rodeo: Leap Year

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

By Jodi EgertonFebruary 28, 2020 12:45 pm,

Not every year has an extra day, so when one comes around it’s just good sense to make the most of it!

Leap Year

Get ready

because this year


a whole



And it is yours—

all yours

to live as you see fit

So take the plunge

make the wish

there’s magic in the air

When a bonus day adorns our year

each dream is ours to share

Maybe you’ll make a brand new friend

or buy a chocolate bar

Or treat a neighbor

to that trumpet solo

you’ve been practicing all winter

Maybe you’ll just take a super long nap

and wear pajamas all day

whatever you do

just know—

the magic of leap day is on your side.


Produced by Laura Rice.