Typewriter Rodeo: Midterms

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

By Kari Anne HoltSeptember 28, 2018 12:07 pm,

As newscasters and other political junkies are fond of pointing out, only a few weeks remain until November’s midterm elections. And fewer remain until the deadline to register to vote.


It’s not a freight train

barreling down

It’s not a tornado


but it is big

it is looming

and it kicks your blood

up a notch

In a roll

that might just catch your breath


not the tests at school

the ones that see if you’re learning

these midterms are the big ones

the life test

to see what the country

is teaching you

so study u, buttercups

get that voting face prepared

and that voting finger


this is a test you cannot fail

this is a test your life might actually

depend upon.