Trailer Park Quarterly V3

Proverbs for Weekend Daredevils

Leisure was invented for you

No one questions a spelunker

There is more design in nylon than loess

You might as well leave the saddle in the stall

You might as well eat another twinkie

Better to chew the husk than suck the seed

Women love mosquito netting

Everyone loves a headlamp

Compasses are for brownies -- so are maps

Nothing stays dry

You will hate yourself

Those in search of water will drink bourbon

Those wanting sleep should dream of air

Those seeking rescue should pay the goddamn pig

T.A. Noonan is the author of two hybrid-genre collections, The Bone Folders and Petticoat Government, as well as the chapbooks Darjeeling and Balm. Her work has appeared in Verse Daily, Ninth Letter, RHINO, Phoebe, Harpur Palate, and many others. "The Trouble with Correspondence," her essay on the intersections of witchcraft and body image, was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2011. Currently, she lives on Florida's Treasure Coast with her husband and serves as both the Associate Editor of Sundress Publications and Managing Editor of Flaming Giblet Press.