Typewriter Rodeo: The Texas Coast

Each week, the Texas Standard is reaching out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on a relevant headline or topic.

By Laura RiceMay 8, 2015 10:53 am

Texas is big and the landscape is varied. One of the destinations getting a lot of attention this time of year is the Gulf Coast. That was Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy’s inspiration this week.


The sand might not be powdery

The tar might be fresh

The drilling platforms might light up the night

The seaweed might not smell the best

But that’s OK.

It’s all OK

Texas beaches have their charm

You close your eyes

And hold your breath

Losing All sense of alarm

Because the waves still crash

The kids still play

The crabs taste mighty fine

And the sun shines all day

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