Typewriter Rodeo: Poem in My Pocket

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

By Jodi EdgertonApril 3, 2020 10:57 am,

April is poetry month. With the ongoing pandemic, a little poetry is something many of us could use.

This Typewriter Rodeo poem was made based on a listener request. Share your ideas on social media or email TexasStandard@KUT.org.

Poem in my pocket

I keep it always with me

tucked away

out of sight

A poem designed to remind me

That the path I’m on is right

The paper has been curled with wear

The edges soft and torn

The letters fade

but I can read it

Late night or early morn

I know it’s there just when I need

some wisdom or advice

to rein me in

or ground me

if I’m skating on thin ice

Thank you to the poet

who crafted me these lines

tucked into my pocket

in my heart,

this poem shines


Produced by Laura Rice.

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