“I’m braver than I look. Or sound. Or feel. I’m not likely to actually physically die in the next week, is what I’m saying.”
“I have dog toothpaste on my jeans.”
“If you were emailing strangers and asking them to read for free and offering to buy them beer, but making it clear they gotta LOVE the hell out of the idea and the poem, what’s the proper tone for that? Bashful? Sexual? Sleepy? Sneezy?