Typewriter Rodeo: Texas Campgrounds

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

By Laura RiceJanuary 29, 2016 9:30 am

Spring is up ahead and that means it’s time to plan some camping trips!  That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy as she wrote this week’s poem.

Texas Campgrounds

oh the great outdoors

so wonderful to behold

with your sparking lakes

and blue blue skies

and that guy

over there

illegally parked on the side

of the path

of Texas campgrounds

so wonderful to behold

from the vantage

of side by side tent

and the bathroom

that almost works

  oh beautiful day

oh lovely serenity

only marred

by some squirrels fighting over

Beaver Nuggets

  and that lady’s cough

that sounds like a backhoe

the state needs

  to fix this latrine