Typewriter Rodeo: Music Festivals

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

By Sarah BeachOctober 6, 2023 11:58 am, , ,

With temperatures (finally) cooling down, music festival season is ramping up across Texas. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Music Festivals

Yes, there’s the heat
and the dust
Or, worse:
the rain and the mud
Yes, there’s the lines
and the crowds
But also:
there’s that band
whose music reminds you
you are alive
and stillyoung
or were young once
who sound better live
the guitar & the drums
the hum of hundreds
of fans singing along
Like church
but better
Because the beers, the cheers,
the fear of tomorrow
replaced with the thrill of today.

a photo of the typewritten poem on a torn half sheet of yellowish paper. the paper is sitting in the mud.

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