Ink Doesn’t Laugh Anymore (Draft 1) [quick write]

Ink Doesn’t Laugh Anymore (Draft 1)

I’ve canceled my trip to Paris
and I’ve given up my scholarship to Art School
given up on studying cartooning

Probably, I’d never learn to draw anyway, and
I don’t think the French would give me
a permit for a gun. When I applied
for Art School, I didn’t think I’d
need weapons more powerful than
La Plume. Feathers of speech
don’t seem very powerful enough
to tickle the Zeitgeist

— Douglas Gilbert

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