We were busy, that’s how. But now our various brands of existential craziness have ebbed for the moment, enabling us to linger wistfully on a lost opportunity.
Which lost opportunity? Taking advantage of August 18, Bad Poetry Day, on which Thomas and Ruth Roy, under the name of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs, encourage people to write bad poems and send them to their high-school English teachers as an ironic “thank you” for all the allegedly “good” poetry those ex-students were forced to study back in the day.
The one bummer about this holiday is that the Roys have copyrighted it. So don’t start manufacturing commemorative T-shirts and bumper stickers without talking to them.