05 November 2007

Wordsmith

I don’t get why
it’s such a big deal
that I prefer the em
dash over the en dash.
I mean—some people are
podiatrists; some are plumbers.

It’s not my fault that
I’m not into feet or toilets.

I like words.
It’s what I do.
I got a knack for it.

(And, by the way,
informal diction
is a type of diction.
And I often prefer it.
So I’m not going to change that got.)