Dorothy Parker

Good Criticism?

I don’t know why it took me this long to do so, but I finally got around to reading Dorothy Parker. It made me wonder who are our best critics out there.

But one of her poems really struck me pretty deep. It’s called “Résumé”

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

Precious.