Typewriter Rodeo: National Everything Day

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

By Laura RiceOctober 23, 2015 8:30 am,

It seems like more and more days of the year are “National ______ Days” honoring a food or action or trait. Kari Anne Roy of Typewriter Rodeo used that as inspiration for this week’s poem.


“National Everything Day” 

you know what today is

don’t you

you know you know

is it National Hot Dog Day

is it National I love socks day

or is it national ice cream day

you know what it is

I can tell

by that look in your eye

is it national celebrate rocks day

is it national be kind to fish day

is it national curly hair day

is it national coffee (but only with cream) day

you know it’s none of those

you sly devil

because you know the truth

today is national radio listeners day

today is the day for you