Typewriter Rodeo: Valentine’s Day (COVID Style)

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

By Sean PetrieFebruary 12, 2021 12:54 pm,

The pandemic has affected the way we celebrate events and holidays. This Typewriter Rodeo poem imagines what might be possible if the limitations of COVID-19 were not in the way.

Valentine’s Day (COVID Style)

Oh it’s all because of
This damn quarantine!
Otherwise we’d be fancier
Than you’ve ever seen!

We’d drink fine wine
At a super-swanky bar
We’d take a limo
Not my clunker car

We’d visit a bistro
Not here, but in Paris!
We’d fly international
No matter what the fare is!

We’d laugh and toast
And be mask-free
We’d smile big smiles
You could actually see!

Yes this would have been
The one I’ve dreamed of
Perhaps even the one
Where I’d finally see love

So it’s your fault, Covid,
That my Valentine’s isn’t great
This time I blame you, not Cupid
For why I don’t have a date.

a photo of the typewritten poem

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