Typewriter Rodeo: Unity

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

By Kari Anne RoyNovember 11, 2016 10:44 am,

It’s been a long year and a long week, no matter how you voted on Election Day. We are all tired, and starting to look towards the future. It’s worth remembering that even though we may have different points of view – in the end, we are all humans.


standing in line
at the grocery store
buying gas
picking up diapers
(and maybe a lottery ticket)
you don’t look red to me
I don’t look blue to you
you are just a person
a human
like me
and so now
after months of red (exclamation mark)
and blue (exclamation mark)
we are just
you (exclamation mark)
and me (exclamation mark)
and somehow
we need to remember that
red blue
black brown
any color
any mix
we are all just humans
who want to be happy
and whether we’re in line
or driving in traffic
or buying a hamburger
we should all
remember that we are us
and we work better together

Produced by Laura Rice.