Typewriter Rodeo: Testy? Me too.

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

By Kari Anne HoltJanuary 21, 2022 9:45 am, ,

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues its rapid spread, many are desperate to confirm whether any possible symptom is an actual case. Unfortunately, getting an appointment for a test or finding a box of the at-home variety has been very difficult. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Testy? Me too.

do you need a test?
probably yes
do I need a test?
also probably yes.
do you have a test?
My guess?
you don’t
Do I have one?
also no.
seems like the true test
and there
and everywhere
is finding the tests
we need
or don’t
because only a test
can tell us
if we need another test
to prove
we don’t need
any more tests
until the next time
we do
like maybe right now…
DO you need one?
probably yes.
Also, I probably need one, too.

a photo of the typewritten poem on a torn piece of purple paper

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