Wednesday, February 9, 2011

punctuation

Exclamation Point is a cheat—forcing emotion into words without conviction.
Question Mark is a fake—most of the time, it’s not really a question anymore.

The Comma, filling pauses, filing drama,
promiscuous as dandelion seed, scattered
by whatever breeze it is that drives the inner voice.

Apostrophe—a shortcut for those who can’t afford to wait for the “no”.
But O! Ampersand—herald of connection.


4 comments:

Jacob said...

Jana,
Have you ever learned German? They keep punctuation to a minimum!

jana.kaye said...

Hi Jake! no, I only know a few German insults, based on what my german friend used to call me. Although, hearing her talk on the phone...I believe that punctuation is minimal!

Holly said...

love it.

Jenna St. Hilaire said...

Okay, that is just brilliant. :)