Typewriter Rodeo: On holiday

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

By LaCole FootsJune 28, 2024 11:13 am,

On holiday

they’d passed me
on their bikes as I was
pulling slowly out of my garage
a midday escape for me
coffee becomes a luxury
when you’re desk chained and depleted
i’d wondered what they were doing
as if they’d need a reason
for simply being … outside with freedom
on a tuesday afternoon
everywhere, nowhere in particular,
and anywhere else in between
they were exactly where they should be
school is out, their time belonged to them
as i counted my minutes before my next call
and wondered why we all couldn’t
simply take summer off …

A photo of the typewritten poem on a torn half-sheet of light yellow paper.

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