Susan Holbrook produces new tricks using “what” to punctuate some old saws.
your head what is not heat
more than you can chew what is kept above water
a rose garden what is bitten off
an old dog what did I never promise you
the trees what cannot be taught new tricks
the dust what can one not see the forest for
“Aside From” in Joy Is So Exhausting indeed does keep us with an eye on both forest and trees until we grow cross-eyed: head above water, more than you chew is bitten off, a rose garden did I never promise you, an old dog cannot be taught new tricks, the trees can one not see the forest for, the dust … is bit.
And so for day 1747