The trials of life are a stylistic Rubicon:
Nouns are particularly problematic
The concrete ones
their sharp corners
With their exactness
While their abstractions
Are like playing
With a bar of soap
In the maelstrom
Verbs on the other hand
With their exactitude
The demands are unreasonable
Seize the day
Even when the animation
Adjectives are the worst
Save for their misunderstood cousins
And together cause tumults and commotions
Bribe us with flowery promises
And a vague sense of mystery and apprehension
They are forever crashing parties
And won’t go home
Even when asked politely,
No one has the power to tape down
Sticky strands of truth
With just the right words
Let’s just leave aside
Gerunds and participles
Giving me migraines
Can’t seem to make up their minds
They are making me schizophrenic!
Prepositions seem necessary
But I feel trapped
By in their exigencies
Crushed under their wheels
Besieged by setting and context
They refuse to walk away . . .
And the nerve of articles
Little nosy busybodies
Always imposing limits
Like a traffic cop
On the grammar highway
Conjunctions give me hemorrhages
Forever coordinating and subordinating
The marriage counselor of syntax
And now what?
But I digress . . .
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