FF (b. l938 / Troy, NY)

Contra Commas

Bent
spent
down-
cast
commas -
thousands of them!
Look! I've swept
another cluster
from yet
another page.
They lie on the floor
like charred
prawns
crunching
under
foot.

I want...
the precision of points - not
squint-eyed
querulousness.
Straight
forward
punctual
thrust!

Or...
a thunderstruck
exclamatory
Jovian
javelin
pinioning
the phrase
its bright shaft
quivering!

In all of my life
just one of my commas
truly had
bite.
It is still embedded
in the victim's breast
as if it were
a fish
hook.

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Comments (1)

They lie on the floor like charred prawns crunching under foot. You've done it again!