Raptors - Toon Tellegen, Judith Wilkinson Toon Tellegen
was a diamond in the dirt
found among the library for sale books

Toon Tellegen
makes silk purses out of sows' ears
that is to say
he takes popular phrases and cliches
and turns them into something strange and new
like 'my mother was a train...
my father hallowed her name'

This reader
was a pig in mud.