Typewriter Rodeo: Winter Woes

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

By Jodi EgertonDecember 17, 2021 6:24 am, ,

It’s not *technically winter just yet — but we’re just over a week out from Christmas and it hardly feels like it — even for Texas! That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Winter Woes

It’s December 17th.

I am trying to immerse myself
in the festive holiday season

And I know
I live in Texas

But is it too much to ask for just a smidge of
Winter Wonderland energy?

I don’t need piles of snow
(goodness knows that did not work in our favor last winter)

But I have one
(which is apparently
totally out of line
based on my absurd
current circumstances)

Could we
get a break
from the mosquitos!?

a photo of the poem

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