Typewriter Rodeo: Summertime

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

By Jodi EgertonJuly 1, 2016 12:05 pm| ,

It’s July, and everyone is in the midst of pool parties, fireworks and cookouts. But that also means August is around the corner, so it’s time to squeeze every bit of fun out of the season. That feeling inspired Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton to write this week’s poem.

Summertime

School’s out for the summer
The alarms have been squelched
We can sleep in all day if we choose

We’ll bike to the greenbelt
Jump off of rope swings
Then laze in the grass for a snooze

Friends gather together
Catch fireflies in jars
Build secret hideouts in the woods

We’ll swim in the morning
We’ll swim in the night
We’ve sunburned a bit more than we should

We’ll swim in the morning
We’ll swim in the night
We’ve sunburned a bit more than we should

Oh, we’re living it up
Living bold, brave, and free
Til we’ve sated our deep summer thirst

Then we collapse, exhausted
Ready for school again…
What do you mean, it’s only July 1st!

Produced by Laura Rice.