categories: Cocktail Hour / Reading Under the Influence
We the animals
writing down the bones,
alone with all that could happen.
You are not like other mothers:
Steering the craft,
burning down the house.
[This is Bill talking now: To contribute your own book spine poem to this or future posts, just leave word of your achievement in the comments below! Contest remains open, though so far three gold medals have been awarded.]
[Alise Hamilton is a bookseller at Andover Books in Andover, Massachusetts, and is the events and marketing coordinator for HugoBookstores. In addition, she’s an MFA student at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working on a collection of linked stories.]
[And here’s another contribution, by Ze’ Alaya, who works in Artificial Intelligence, though the intelligence here seems real!]
[And now for something completely different, by Christie Aschwanden, who is is a freelance journalist who blogs about science at Last Word On Nothing. Follow her on Twitter: @cragcrest. No, follow me! @billroorbach]