Typewriter Rodeo: Suburban Sprawl

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

By Laura RiceNovember 20, 2015 9:30 am,

There’s one thing that Texans can always depend on: cities getting bigger, faster. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton as she wrote this week’s poem.

Suburban Sprawl

I love my little cul-de-sac

It’s down a tree-lined street

We walk the dog at suppertime

Our neighbors wave and greet


Our suburb is a suburb

Of another suburb fair

We’ve sprawled half way from Plano

To the far edge of Bel Air


Developments and Subdivisions

How our city doth grow

Into this lovely new behemoth

That we call Houst-Dall-ston-tonio