Commonplace (good advice for me, as I present a lecture tonight)

“Advice to Orators” by Vikram Seth

In speech it’s best—though not the only way—
Indeed the best, it’s true, can be the worst—
Though often I… as I had meant to say:
Qualify later; state the premise first.

—From: All You Who Sleep Tonight (1990)

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Athens, GA. His work has been published in RogerEbert.com, Bookslut, The Comics Journal, Salon, The Baseball Chronicle, Jackson Free Press, and Valley Voices: A Literary Review. Follow him on Twitter (@walter_biggins), and check out his bimonthly newsletter (https://tinyletter.com/Walter_Biggins).
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