Typewriter Rodeo: Texas Road Trips

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

By Sean PetrieMarch 18, 2022 9:45 am, ,

Record-high gas prices might mean many are scaling back on travel plans. But the warming weather and (currently) loosened pandemic concerns make a short escape to enjoy the outdoors somewhere in Texas sound awfully appealing. At least that was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Texas Road Trips

Oh it’s been too long
Since I’ve hit the road
I need some miles
To lighten my load

The weather is warming
The sun’s coming out
It’s time for me
To get out and about!

I could head west
To see Big Bend
In Terlingua and Alpine
The stars never end

Or drive up north
To visit Palo Duro
And slowly let
My brows unfurrow

I could veer east
To the deep piney woods
All that fresh air
Would do me some good

And of course down south
I could lounge by the beach
With a frozen drink
Close within reach

Or just stop at a town
I’ve zipped past before
Put down my phone
Get out, and explore

Oh it’s time, I can feel it
Deep in my boots
To get out and get back
To my road-tripping roots.

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

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