Typewriter Rodeo: One Good Thing

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

By Kari Anne HoltApril 16, 2021 10:14 am,

As more people are vaccinated against COVID-19 and states lift restrictions, life is beginning to look a bit more like the old “normal.” But there were lessons from the pandemic that some hope we take with us into the future. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

One Good Thing

we talk through the fence
six feet away
how’s it going over there?
everything okay?
got enough food?
supplies running low?
I’m masking up
for a quick run
to the store
this is how it goes
through the fence
six feet away
neighbor checking on neighbor
every few days
and even when things get better
and even when we can breach the fence
I hope we still check in
on each other
I hope we stay friends

photo of typewritten poem on a torn piece of paper

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