Typewriter Rodeo: Vaccines

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

By Jodi EgertonJanuary 29, 2021 11:25 am,

The distribution of a vaccine is providing some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. While that light is still in the distance and what we’ll find when we get to it is still unknown, this Typewriter Rodeo poem is focused on the hope of drawing nearer to it.


Here comes the single-strand messenger

RNA rolling up with a new plan

Sharing bits of code

Our ribosomes crank out proteins

Teaching our body how to say

Oh heck no

When covid tries to move in

The scientists crack the code
The manufacturers churn out doses
The public health teams organize roll outs

The nurses inject arm

after arm

after arm

And we?

We offer up

Our gratitude

Our patience

And our hope

For an ease to the pandemic

Relief at the protection of our loved ones

And a bold step


our new normal

photo of typewritten poem

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