WELCOME

Jan Netolicky

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE

OF A WORD NERD

I invite you to thumb through my literary closet . . .

please dress appropriately

Wardrobe of Words

(or why ready-to-wear isn’t good enough)

I rummage through the wardrobe
looking for just the right piece
to complete an ensemble
I’m putting together

I pull a striking little number
from the hanger
try it on
critically examine the reflection

My mirror is unforgiving
(Does this make my syntax look fat?)

Okay, okay
so I’ve put on a few phrases
since the last time I looked
But this just doesn’t fit

Nor that

Too transparent
Too overdone
Too little texture
Or color
Or style
Definitely not the statement I want at all
I hate everything in my closet

Time to go shopping

Happy browsing!