Note from the artist: Here’s a drawing of a “witch-like shrew,” which is so weird I hesitate to even try to explain it, but okay, there was a Verizon ad where people were asked to describe what they saw (it was a map of the U.S.) and this one guy said “a witch-like shrew,” which then, apparently, led to some people hating him and one guy even said he wanted to punch him in the nose.
Right now if you look for an image of a witch-like shrew with Google you don’t get anything related to this, so I thought it would be funny if there was a drawing of a witch-like shrew out there in the world, as though it’s a real thing.
Jessy Randall’s poems, poetry comics, and diagram poems have appeared in Asimov’s, McSweeney’s, and The Best American Experimental Writing. Her collection There Was an Old Woman, prose poems sprung from Mother Goose, is forthcoming late 2015 from Unicorn Press. (website)