Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger
Tara L. Tobin, a 20-year-old woman from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, decided to “mug” for her mug shot after police arrested her for drunk driving recently.
Tobin’s mug shot brought to mind Carl Sandburg’s poem “Phizzog.”
This face you got,
This here phizzog you carry around,
You never picked it out for youself at all, at all—did you?
This here phizzog—somebody handed it to you—am I right?
Somebody said, “Here’s yours, now go see what you can do with it.”
You can read the rest of the poem here.