Typewriter Rodeo: Turning 45

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

By Jodi EgertonMay 5, 2023 10:31 am, ,

It feels like a milestone birthday. Perhaps fully “over the hill” but not yet to the next decade. This Typewriter Rodeo poem celebrates 45 for what it can be.

Turning 45 — for Celina Vincent

I have great news
Forty five
is the magic age

Your latest spin around the sun
Is poised to gift you with
the unexpected
the delightful
the challenging
and the real

Forty five is knowing just enough to finally know
how little you know
Forty five is expansive ideas
and the drive to learn something
brand new

Forty five is the comfort of being you
Or the discovery of your next evolution
or a tasty mix of both

Happy birthday =
May forty five be the spark
for the joy and magic
and adventure
That you bring to our world

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

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