Gargoyle 9
cover drawing by Ashby North
publication date 3/23/1978

How to Write

Harrison Fisher

Assert something.
Then retract it flatly.
The reader is now confused.
the reader is not confused.
His method of understanding
your work perplexes you.
He is only confused
when you try to be explicit.
Finally, neither is confused,
you and he being
the same person
and understanding that kind of thing.