a new submission – YES!!!! it’s been *SO* long since anyone emailed us with some gerbilizing love….and boy oh boy did we get love from miss jesslyn delia! i’ve been following her blog for a while now, and this hidden gem from ottawa has been hinting that she was gonna send us something for a little while, but apparently she “just had to wait for the right squirrel to come along“. well i’m glad that squirrel finally did come along because the image that this poem creates in my mind is genius! i totally imagine this swell of background music that includes finger snaps and a long slow blow from the horn…very “the outsiders AND david lynch meets tom and jerry on a very bad day”.


square-off over a glass

bottle, now a piece of trash

or home for spiders,

one orange tabby and you,

you versus everything,

wet-like webbed hands and

an eye twitch, you

with your cheeks puffed

like a baseball glove,

stand-off like those school

yard fist fights right

before they start

seriously, i love this poem. don’t you? now after reading it you should all scurry over to jesslyn delia’s blog to read some more of her written work. she has poetry, fiction and monologues to boot! seriously, please go support this budding young talent because the gerbilize gals are all about bringing new eyes to new talents that don’t always get the recognition that they deserve 🙂