Typewriter Rodeo: We

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

By Kari Anne HoltJuly 30, 2021 10:45 am,

Our personal choices often have impacts beyond our personal lives. How do we find balance and how has a pandemic heightened all of this? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.


What happens when

my solution

is your problem

and your solution

is my problem?


What happens when

I see the light ahead

but my light ahead

is your dim view?


What happens when

your dim view

means the world to you

but steals the world

from me?


What happens?


Both you and me

steal defeat

from the jaws of victory


And no one

will ever get

nice things



Unless it just so happens

that me and you

rediscover a world

made of


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