Sunday, November 4, 2012

Literary empaths

You keep your poor and your hungry
We'll sit here aching
to remove errant apostrophes
from non-profit websites

All over the world paragraphs are suffering
from improper spacing and all other sorts
of preventable illnesses

We hereby deplore
the injustice dealt to homophones, the disregard given
to commas, the ways in which modifiers
are just left dangling

We're not trying to cause any ripples
Activism has never been our raison d'ĂȘtre
really we'd prefer to keep a low profile

It's just that we can't sleep at night
when sentences are languishing
on personal blogs

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