i’ll dress frogs

image: christian von mechel / “twelve stages in the sequence from the head of a frog to the head of a primitive man,” 1797 / image in public domain.

Disturbing Slacker Tanka

I’m watching paint dry—
should be doing something else.
What else can I do?
I’ll dress frogs in Sunday lace.
What’s disturbing about that?

image: oilette, / “komische frosche,” 1910 / image in public domain.

What I’m Reading:

“If a poem is easy for me to write, I know I’m not trying hard enough. Poems are suspect when they present themselves easily.”

— Sandra Cisneros / Lit Hub’s “The Craft of Writing”

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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