Artwork © Eric N. Peterson


Anti-Maskers Greet Me After the Reopening

Hey, is that you? Don’t flinch! All we want
is to say hi, give a hug, at least shake a hand.
Hey, that thing on your face, is that a mouth?

Like that joke? Anytime I see a mouth,
I’m telling that joke. And I want
to see if they’ll let me shake their hand.

That’s what people miss, an alpha’s hand
in things, someone unafraid to foam their mouth,
to fleck foam in other people’s faces if they want…

Really, all we want is to shove our dirty hands in your mouth!


Chad Parenteau is Associate Editor of Oddball Magazine.

Eric N. Peterson is from Atlanta, Ga. He’s been drawing cartoons all his life. He leans towards the absurd, imaginative, and the surreal, as that’s where all the flavor is.