“The world that used to nurse us
now keeps shouting insane instructions.
That’s why I ran to the woods.”
– Jim Harrison
Subj: Request for more information
Mr. Harrison –
With only three days remaining in Jilly’s 2016 “28 Days of Unreason” challenge, I have ran up hard against this tercet, and I have just these few questions:
- When did the world ever nurse any of us, and how?
- When you say “now” it implies that the insane instructions are novel. How do they differ from all the previously insane instructions the world has shouted at us?
- Do you really expect the woods to be any quieter in its unreasonable demands?
Please respond, with documentation, within the next five business days. If we have not received a response in this office by the deadline stated you will contacted via text messaging from the woods (better safe than sorry).
Charley (Life in Portofino)
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Day 22 of Jilly’s “28 Days of Unreason” challenge, and I am forced to go to the source. Hey, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. Poetry isn’t pretty.