Deviance Toward Punctuation
stickler for correctness,
jabbing at my eyes,
scratching at my ears,
and I do; try to defy!
brushing, stroking letters —
ending with a dash;
I will to, use you semi-colon,
coma, hyphen, ellipsis. [period]
mark your strict rules,
do please, quote these words,
“I am unruly, unmoved, and tired of your ridicule.”
pun(k)tuation with your systematic games,
playing with my head —
a head who loves your strategic,
masterful, wonderful plans.
do not slash me left/right,
marking up my writings,
apostrophe here, a colon there,
sending me into such a syntax affair.
I will not bend to you –
no I shall not!
my words will form rebellious tagmemics,
disobeying your language plots.[exclamation point]