Typewriter Rodeo: Tax Free Weekend

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

By Laura RiceAugust 7, 2015 8:34 am

It’s already time to start buying school supplies – good thing Tax Free Weekend is coming up. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Karie Anne Roy.

“Tax Free Weekend”

Taxes. Man. What a drag, right?

buying clothes

buying pencils



and when you think you how much you’ve spent




But then there is a moment

a weekend saving grace

stick it to The Man

no taxes for you!

buy all of the clothes

all of the pencils

all of the paper and shoes


and enjoy the crwods

enjoy the no parking

enjoy the panic

of finding everything you need

to save 8 dollars

per one hundred

or may just enjoy staying home

and thinking of that 8 dollars

as the cost of a quiet day

as a tax, if you will,

on sanity