THE SALVIFIC PARSNIP by Jane Roop I could say you’re stubborn as a parsnip but you don’t even know what a parsnip is let alone ever tried to pry one from the dirt when its hairy root refuses to give up earth’s warm, wormy darkness, where you’re going to be someday. I’ll just say you’re stubborn as a mule and everyone will know exactly what I mean although ninety-nine out of a hundred people have never been as close to a mule as they have to a parsnip in the grocery store. You can’t see what’s right in front of your face. Flap your lips all you want about right and wrong. They’ll be no peace until you’ve dug a parsnip. Gyroscope Review - page 26 !