Typewriter Rodeo: What Hasn’t Changed

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

By Sean PetrieSeptember 18, 2020 10:27 am,

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how many work, go to school, socialize, shop, and so much more. But other things aren’t that different. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

What Hasn’t Changed

I still drink too much coffee

I still haven’t met

That weight goal

I still daydream

And worry

I still tremble

At the simple touch of a hand

I still smile

At old friends

I still wonder

At stars and birds and swaying trees

I still go silent

For no reason


I still fret about the future

And dwell on the past

I still want to be loved

I still hate traffic

I still sit too much

And too hunched over

I still want to take more time

For the little things

I still love

The smell of that first cup of coffee


That smile.

Laura Rice/Texas Standard

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