What Authorship Is Like Let us note here for the record the death-of-the-author authors put their names on the writings they author. Authorship is like
Purity The legions pause in their advance on Rome. They doff their armor, take up rakes and staffs, aid widows in spring planting, lead flocks
The Sexton The Prince appears with friend in tow and asks me who a skull belonged to, trusting I would know. I answer, thinking fast.
Angst Though cruel to name a child Anxiety, the gods, in giving birth to feelings, knew some would go wrong, some would be born askew,
Time’s Arrow We’re not in any rush. Time goes both ways. Our toes turn into heels and heels to toes. Some spin their wheels, do
Colossus He’s going to fall, like Ozymandias and all the others. That’s what giants do, the same as anyone. They’re just like us, though