Comma, And

If I were a comma,
would I opt
for Oxford use?
Would I find
AP an ignorant
Yahoo, mucking around
in muddied sentences?
Or would I merely
slide from the tip of a pencil,
smooth as poetry,
and drop myself quietly
before the “and”?
Do you understand, now,
what keeps me up at night?
Not everyone can
become a comma.

Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has focused on content development and content marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored six books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water, Bury Me Under a Lilac and Late April. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA and is Editor in Chief of Prince William Living magazine.

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