Aphorisms by Clint Frakes

Clint Frakes is a poet, a graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the Northern Arizona University writing program, and the University of Hawaii. He has published widely in literary journals in North America, England, Australia, and Argentina. His aphorisms are imagistic; imagery rather than overt statement conveys the message. Yet the sayings are moralistic, too; couched in the image is a little lesson. These aphorisms are published in FragLit, the online journal dedicated to the fragment and all things brief, edited by Olivia Dresher.

The most telling artifact is usually in the garbage.

When you’re lost you take everything as a sign.

Destiny: a drunk ambushing a flock of birds.

Usually one must first be sick before one is brave.

Only when I was completely drenched did I bother to smell the rain.

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