in good cheer

a minor effort may lead to a sea change

every transformation requires choice, effort, action

tiger expressed herself in the most uncompromising way and chose to eat little piglet’s ear

piglet offered up his knuckles and she had those too

piglet struggled about, a bloody mess, but in good cheer

you’re warped now, tiger said, i think i’ll finish you before you bleed on this fine shag carpet

come here, hog, tiger said with the most lascivious snarl heard in ages

you know what happened next

“I’ll miss you deer,
but I choose my head
& carry it out of doors:
a bucket of eels
to set loose
in the dark, December sea.”

— Aracelis Girmay / “Self-Portrait as the Snake’s Skin”

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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