Monday, 11 July 2011

On the organisation of words

If you were to look up my bowel
you’d find
the ugliness
of bad punctuation:

distended hyphens
with gaping mouths
and dumb
pointing fingers:
look at me,
I lead you somewhere
and I’ll show you where.

All you need
is commas
and full stops.
are for the faint of heart.
Hyphens are like
perturbing the stream.

To dream, to dream, to dream,
perchance to write,
beautiful, complete sentences
that speak and give light;

but sometimes
you have to break your own

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