Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for August 12, 2019
march skywatch new, used, gibbous, bilious, sullen, boorish, virago, spot, lacto the milk carton, booties, teleprompter, the big zigzag, gary the cvs assistant manager, speculum, pudding cup, rictus, jellomold hello stargazers! well, this month the night sky is a mess, an incoherent mishmash of second-rate constellations. frankly, i've done dot-to-dots on bennigan's kid's menus that were more compelling. also, the planets are all clumped up in one corner, including some that don't even belong in our solar system. this seems unnecessary, wasteful even, and is best ignored. "chapter one- the infomercial" finally, the annual "insipid" meteor shower promises fitful glimpses of random flaming space lint. why bother? go watch tv, or work on your novel, or both.