Typewriter Rodeo: Waiting-For-Autumn Blues

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

By Jodi EgertonSeptember 2, 2016 10:22 am

While many Texans firmly believe seasons do not exist in our great state, we all look forward to the few weeks of cool weather in the fall. It’s the perfect time for cardigans, sweaters, and a cup of hot chocolate. The hard part is waiting for the blissful respite from the heat.

Waiting-For-Autumn Blues

The back to school photos are posted and liked

The kids shuttle off on foot, car or bike

We breathe out a sigh–

the heat’s end is near

For it’s practically autumn, right?

Aw, bless your heart, dear


This is Texas

the proud fine and true, none the same

But our slide into autumn’s a rocket of flame

The sky will burn fierce til Thanksgiving day

When you hear 93 degrees and think

ooh, cardigan day!


But fear not, brave Texans, fall will come soon

And we’ll huddle in woolens as we howl at the moon

For now, close your eyes–the a/c feels nice

And cool yourself off with a sno-cone of

pumpkin spice



Audio prepared by Laura Rice.