In the bewilderness I found you
So sure of certain truths untrue
So positive and done and stern
You would not bother to unlearn
Even if truth coiled round the tree
And offered up the fruit for free
Polly Weissman is a mostly nonfiction writer who takes facts more seriously than is currently fashionable. She has published books for children and contributed to many textbooks. She is currently working on a novel about someone who keeps getting it wrong.
- Collage by Leah Lipton.