Typewriter Rodeo: Things Shaped Like Texas

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

By Jodi EgertonMay 25, 2018 11:43 am,

What would make a plate of nachos even better? Well, if you’re a Texan, wouldn’t it be great if the chips, the cheese – even the plate on which it’s all stacked – were shaped like the place you live?

Things Shaped Like Texas

Here are things I want:

Tortilla Chips

A block of cheese

A steak, a thick juicy steak

But I am a Texan,

And so I also want, always, to give props to

The Lone Star State

So please, don’t give me some boring triangular chips

Or the unseemly quadrilateral of queso

No, shape my gouda like Texas

Crunch my chips along the Rio Grande

And somehow, I don’t know, I trust you ranchers

Make my steak a true Texas Steak.

It must be so boring to have

Dinner in Vermont.


Produced by Laura Rice.

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