Wednesday, October 13, 2004

No. Just No.

You know why I never wanted to go back to school to study writing? I'll tell you why. If you study writing, there are two main things you can do with it. One, you can earn a living by writing, which as we all know is not easy. Two, you can teach writing. The problem with that is that you then may have to read a personal essay by a student containing the phrase "immortal essence" or a poem containing the line "scheming, wet, mucilaginous mollusks".

Whatever they are paying my creative writing instructor, they aren't paying her enough.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The scheming wet mucilaginous mollusks
Crawled noisily through the pile of dry cornhusks.
Their immortal essence soon fled,
And then the mollusks were dead,
Filling the barn with their odd musks.

Carlos, not the poet laureate of Brooklyn