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3:48 a.m.

I write poetry Punctuation shouldn’t be Keeping me awake Advertisements

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Or Is That “Spell”?

I could be asleep right now There’s really no good way to tell Unconsciously I still know how To do most everything but smell My punctuation jones may wane Whilst Dreamland is my home address But even an unslumbered brain … Continue reading

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Stupid Flanders

I used to think I liked the Dutch. For one thing, what’s to hate? Not much. And even if you wanted to, There’s no such place as Dutchland. Who Came up with that? It’s brilliant! It’s too confusing to resent … Continue reading

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Shutdown

Language impasse Paring down Essential words A verb A noun Adjectives By waiver only Adverbs? Lolly-Lollys lonely Cut back on your spelling too Dont use two Os When one will do Shun apostrophesization Were a possessiveless nation Til the budget … Continue reading

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Interrobang?!

If Loud and Wonder had a fight Inside the Large Hadron Collider Near Geneva, we could write Correctly, “She put what inside her?!”

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You’re So Vain (You Prob’ly Think This Curse Is About You)

It’s tricky to swear without giving offense To a deity somewhere. The pantheon’s dense And we mortals who worship are frequently stuck If we’re looking to curse but don’t want to say Something proscribed by some rules on a rock … Continue reading

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Scare Quotes

Creepy shrieks from boarded windows Creaky floorboards, squeaky door Groaning, moaning when the wind blows No one “lives” here anymore

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