Say: "I’m getting leather notes and a hint of tobacco." Mean: "I wish I could still watch John Wayne movies unironically."
John Popielaski is the author of a novel, The Hollow Middle (Unsolicited Press), as well as several poetry collections, including Isn't It Romantic? (Texas Review Press). His poetry has appeared in such journals as The Hollins Critic, Post Road, and Redivider. Although his writing typically has a humorous slant, his relationship to comedy primarily consists of making wise-ass remarks and writing such witticisms as "I ♡ balls" on the uncleaned rear window of his wife's Toyota Highlander.