Write a haiku about your health focus. 5 syllables/7 syllables/5 syllables. Write as many as you like.
I will not be writing a haiku. I think I learned to write those in about 5th grade and I hated them back then. So instead, I’m going to talk about my favorite poet/writer.
If you don’t know Dorothy Parker, you need to. And if you do know of her, you need to be able to quote her.
If there was a lady of history who could teach me a think or two about wit and cynicism, it would be Dorothy Parker. A member of the Algonquin Round Table, and a literary badass. Dorothy was just another reason why the 1920s were totally rad.
Here is a quote about her from wikipedia ” A fixture of 1920s literary society known for her acerbic wit and low opinion of romantic relationships, she became a member of the famous Algonquin Round Table.”
See? She and I would have been BFF.
Here is one of my fav D.P. poems.
Razors pain you; Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful; Nooses give;
Gas smells awful; You might as well live.
I swear you will love her as much as I do. This woman is intelligent, inspiring, and full of the bravery rarely saw in ladies during this time period. If I could have dinner with one person dead or alive, it wouldn’t be Dorothy Parker. Oh no. I would take her to a bar and we’d get shit canned. That’s just the kind of lady she was.
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I almost forgot how much I love her until I wrote this post.