Typewriter Rodeo: The Joy of Summer Fruit

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

By Sean PetrieSeptember 30, 2022 9:55 am, , ,

The calendar is officially fall but you may not be ready for pumpkin spice just yet. Thanks to modern appliances, summer standouts can still be enjoyed for months to come. That was the inspiration of this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

The Joy of Summer Fruit

The sun dips down
Out of reach
But I still have it
Here in this peach

A burst of warmth
In just one bite
It somehow has captured
Pure delight

So maybe I’ll save it
For those cold winter days
Freeze up some slices
Store them away

Then when the sky is cloud
When the air, it bites
I’ll go dig them out
Make everything, just right

As summer fades
Then disappears
I’ll still savor you, fruit
All through the year.

a photo of the typewritten poem on a torn half-sheet of paper

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