Typewriter Rodeo: Looking for Fossils

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

By Sean PetriOctober 25, 2019 9:30 am,

The Earth has preserved the history of things tat lived long before humans arrived. This week’s Typewriter Rodeo is about taking a moment to discover the history that lies underneath the surface.  

Looking for Fossils

It’s the same spot

Hundreds and thousands

Have trod across 


All in a hurry

To get from there

To another there

Never bothering

With here

But you know

That life is about pausing

And taking the time to see

And explore

Where others

Scurry past

And so you stop

And kneel


And dust

And time

Seems to stop

As you reach down and touch

A piece of the past

That’s been waiting 


For you. 

Produced by Laura Rice.