dennis scharnberg

how to be

Hanging by his toe,

Pecked at by a crow,

This the happy fate, sir,

Of the “leader,” oh!

Patrick Malmsey, Collected Poems.

change our ground

“I expected this missive to be a long one, Jack. But here I am ending it.”

Will Bestwyck, Letters from Mr. Palindrome.

twist and shout

We believe that we are able to think clearly—to think straight, so to speak. But we are simply wrong about that.

Lance Brookland, Walking the Plank.

sing sang sung

We lack clarity concerning how damaged we are.

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.