She was a poetry book with the wrong dust jacket, shelved in the Reference section.
A friend shared this with me. The name of the poet was cut off so I looked it up...I should have guessed it was Brian Bilston!
How to Avoid Mixing Your Metaphors
It’s not rocket surgery.
First, get all your ducks on the same page.
After all, you can’t make an omelette
without breaking stride.
Be sure to watch what you write
with a fine-tuned comb.
Check and re-check until the cows turn blue.
It’s easy as falling off a piece of cake.
Don’t worry about opening up
a whole hill of beans:
you can burn that bridge when you come to it,
if you follow where I’m coming from.
Concentrate! Keep your door closed
and your enemies closer.
Finally, don’t take the moral high horse:
if the metaphor fits, walk a mile in it.
Margaret is sharing a snake hunt poem that I wrote for her, inspired by photos of her family on a gator hunt.
Bookseedstudio has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Jan!