An underwhelming announcement which I am sure is going to cause quite a stir on the internet. The Ray’s Tap Reading Series will be returning to the Prop Thtr in June with a weird, long, drunken, late night show about a yet to be decided topic. It is quite possible the show will be about otters and snakes and will feature live otters and snakes reading long essays about the culinary history of Germanic tribes and the inescapable allure of Anne Boleyn. Also, there will be probably be a beheading. More information soon.
great news, everyone.
The teacher asks a question.
You know the answer, you suspect
you are the only one in the classroom
who knows the answer, because the person
in question is yourself, and on that
you are the greatest living authority,
but you don’t raise your hand.
You raise the top of your desk
and take out an apple.
You look out the window.
You don’t raise your hand and there is
some essential beauty in your fingers,
which aren’t even drumming, but lie
flat and peaceful.
The teacher repeats the question.
Outside the window, on an overhanging branch,
a robin is ruffling its feathers
and spring is in the air.
"The Hand" | Mary Ruefle
going to bat my eyelashes at her tonight.