Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has dropped out of the campaign for the Republican nominee for president. So what happens now? That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Jodi Egerton.
ONE RACE DONE
And with that,
He packs up his garment bag
Of patriotic ties
And finely pressed pants
Heads back to the ranch
And maybe, a breeze of disappointment
Whooshes through his meticulously coiffed hair
As he bids farewell to campaign staff
Drivers, caterers, and speech writers
Can you picture the deep breath
Once the dust has settled
And the media moves on
And he can just sit down
Stop worrying about
And hugging babies
And just go back to being a Texan.
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