Punctual Punctuation

Punctual Punctuation

A Poem by emipoemi

Give me a bunch of commas,

I will run my words with a motor mouth,

Taking the time to tack on the tally of details

Necessary to complete the cycle of my days,

My nights, my seasons, my senses, my dreams,

The love in my heart that plays the charms on a single string,

The life in my soul that prospers on a simple ember,

The consequential circumstance of being,

Whistling in the wind until I, short of breath,

Am rendered comatose;


Give me a bunch of dashes -

I bridge the space between my fragments -

Loosely linked and profoundly singular -

Identity is not defined as whole -

Even the world has a flip side -

I shine in the shadows -

I shadow the shines -

Hankering for hyphenation;

Give me a bunch of colons:

The elusive answers to my questions

Lie in exclamatory lists and records

Of parenthetical perspectives

At the margin of organic matter

That curb digestive carcinogens;

Give me a bunch of apostrophes

’N I’ll m’k elis’ns in my sp’ch

T’ pro’bly fash’n th’ ebb ’n flow o’ language 

With a nat’ral grace;

Give me a bunch of ellipses


Give me a bunch of periods.

(I need say no more)


© 2022 emipoemi

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I read a few of your other poems before stumbling upon this, and this is my favorite one yet. I like the whimsical nature of the poem and the puns you've included. I was waiting for a parentheses stanza to come up...something that starts off like:
Give me a bunch of parentheses
(instruments of extensive explanation).
so I may interrupt myself (repeatedly)
to squeeze in (superfluous) information

Lol, that was just my humble attempt. I found your poem very amusing! Thanks for sharing!

Posted 8 Hours Ago


7 Hours Ago

Oh, that would have been good lol Not sure how I would have fit that in with my descending order of .. read more
An enjoyable read. Both entertaining and amusing. Pleased I stopped by.


Posted 10 Months Ago


10 Months Ago

So am I. Thanks for reading
An amusing poem. Thanks for the smile!

Posted 10 Months Ago


10 Months Ago

Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it.
I have heard periods can be unpleasant.

Posted 11 Months Ago

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