Tuesday poem [haiku…sort of]

August 23, 2022

Chitinous plates
turtles party with roaches
zoot scutes 

PS Cottier


It’s lovely thing to have a blog, wherein one can post one’s weirdest creations. I was thinking of an old fashioned phrase for parties; bring a plate. And I had a vision of cockroaches and turtles partying, with plates attached to their bodies (part of their bodies). A scute is the hardened shell of a turtle. And an excuse for a pun. Look up zoot suit, if you need to.

That wonderful illustration is by Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard, who used the name Grandville. Courtesy of the site Old Book Illustrations, which is just fantastic.

I will shortly have news about forthcoming publications!

Thoughts? Carrots? Sticks? Comments? Go ahead!

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