Typewriter Rodeo: The Mysteries Of Space

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

By Jodi EgertonJuly 12, 2019 1:32 pm,

Space discoveries are breathtaking and wondrous. They can even lead us down a research rabbit hole. But will we ever be able to fully wrap our heads around what’s been discovered? 

The Mysteries of Space

It happened again –

  a news flash

  a breaking report

     something wholly unimaginable

  now tangible, visible, viewable


This time,

  we see – we actually SEE – a black hole 


Next time, 


     we can touch the space-time continuum? 


And there they go

    the scientists 

  working their eye-rubbing nights 

unpacking data and synthesizing feeds


Until one molecule reveals the universe 


And I am all here for it!

The majesty! The wonder! 


I! Want! To! Know! MORE! 


  So, I read 

I dig into the research 


And I remember  

  with just a wee bit of resignation 


That although I may now

  have seen a black hole 


I sure don’t have any clue 

  what I’m seeing 


Thank your scientists,



For figuring out how to 


    work into wonder