Typewriter Rodeo: Live Long and Barbecue

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

By Laura RiceOctober 30, 2015 8:30 am,

You’ve probably heard by now that the World Health Organization has determined processed meats might be more problematic than previously thought. David Fruchter used that as inspiration for this week’s poem.


Live Long and Barbecue

meat will give you cancer

i heard it on the news

when processed, a carcinogen

if sausage you do choose

but you know what else is fatal?

a little thing called life

even when you only eat vegetables free of strife

for every pleasure sacrificed

you live an extra day

the question’s is it worth it

and that’s not for me to say…