Typewriter Rodeo: Summer reading list

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

By Rebecca BendheimJuly 5, 2024 3:20 pm, ,

Summer reading list

A diner menu, a flashing “Open” sign
“No swimming” carved into wood,
too hot to comply
Three trail maps
Thirty road signs
Each alphabet letter
before the license plate blurs by
48 ice cream flavors,
the way the river bends
a postcard from a faraway friend or
lover, or lover/friend?
and maybe
a book
if there’s time.

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

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