A daft little poem to take our minds off Trump.
WARNING: APOSTROPHE AHEAD
I stand before you ashamed, contrite,
amazed that I have the nerve to write.
When the drips from my pen are a major catastrophe,
otherwise known as the misplaced apostrophe
Mine come from a tin where the instructions for use
say ‘Sprinkle widely, dispense fast and loose.
Deny the charge of apostrophe abuse,
and let readers place them wherever they choose’.
I remember the fuss of ‘The Citizen’s Charter’
and whether the ‘ came before or went after
But if all we recall is political grammar,
then the words have no impact, only the stammer.
So stop all that dithering, just pick a spot
and don’t give a damn if they like it or not.
What matters is writing that transports the reader,
not picking the entrails, a carrion feeder.