Typewriter Rodeo: More Meetings

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

By Sean PetrieJanuary 10, 2020 2:03 pm,

The holidays are officially over, which means most Americans are returning to work. But that can also mean more meetings … dreaded meetings. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem.

More Meetings

We had one on Tuesday 

And Wednesday morning

And now it looks 

Like another is forming


A meeting to discuss

What we’re doing next month …

Which we just did last week — 

Isn’t once enough?


And it seems like we have them

Just so Jim gets to speak

And tell his jokes,

The same ones, on repeat. 


Maybe if we stuck 

To a semi-strict order 

Or actually followed the agenda

They’d be SO much shorter


But they drag on! There’s too many!

I don’t mean to sound like a jerk,

But maybe if we didn’t meet so much

We could, I don’t know… work? 


Produced by Laura Rice.