Typewriter Rodeo: Ode To The Mall

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

By Sean PetriDecember 22, 2017 9:30 am,

Even if you’re not a frequent denizen of the local mall, you’ve probably spent some time there this holiday season. And if not, you have some memories of teenaged days spent hanging out there.

Ode to the Mall

Oh there’s Neiman and Macy’s

And the Sunglasses Hut

Go to Toni & Guy

To get all your hairs cut

From the Denton Golden Triangle

To the sprawling Katy Mills

They dot the Texas landscape

Like concrete-glass hills

Way back in the day

A place to meet, and gather

Catch a movie play a game

Or just hang out and blather

Hot Topic, Foot Locker

Abercrombie & Fitch

Or find that R-rated package

At – of course – Spencer’s Gifts

Filled with folks and nostalga

Some say soon, they’ll be gone

And alas, if that happens–

Hope you’re happy, Amazon.

Produced by Laura Rice.