I was complaining to Brian about the lackluster inscriptions authors put in their books. If I ever write something and someone wants it signed, I said, I hope I come up with something better than “Best Wishes.” He reached for a book on the shelf and handed it to me, saying Try this on for size.
If you can’t read it, it’s from Matt Hart’s book of poems Wolf Face. It reads,Brian, How weird meeting this way with my wolf face all falling off the boat and you on the verge of something extraordinary. Really, man, it’s amazing that anything exists at all. At all. XO Matt
(That’s more like it.)