03/11/2011

15. The opera

Your rhinoceros will want to view you
as stoic but dominant
and may watch you during Dido’s                    Lament.
Remain composed. Wear gold.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

“15 Places to Take Your Rhinoceros: A Gentleman’s Guide” is one result of an interest I’ve developed in conflating disparate images and forms in small spaces. You may also take your rhinoceros to the watering-hole, to your cousin’s wedding, or to see the marching band.

BIO:

Katy Gunn is currently a first-year MFA candidate at the University of Alabama, where she writes poetry, prose that resembles poetry, poetry that resembles recipes, recipes, and text messages.
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