Typewriter Rodeo: My Best Day

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

By Bianca Alyssa PérezAugust 11, 2023 10:41 am, ,

Not every day seems easy — or even “good.” But support from those who love us can remind us that every day has the potential to be our best. Maybe it’s just a matter of perspective. That’s what inspires us about this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

My best day

In our kitchen at the back of the
house, I am talking to
you about my worries
the receding river
of my mind still brining
the flood again

are cooking rice or cutting yellow
onion or brewing medium roast beans
and listening
to my rumble my crash my shake
so patient
so slow
with your love
you tell me breathe
you tell me let us be lighter together
this is a good day best day
favorite day
filled with sweet honey dripping
down the chin
laughs bouncing off
our wooden floors
a day of cheekful kisses

the flood? the river? gone now with you

a photo of the typewritten poem on a torn half sheet of yellowish paper.

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