The Pitfalls Of PunctuationThere, in the tail of that comma, in that ethereal silent pause between whispered words, we are suspended in a universe of our own making.
I pirouette on your full-stop period and leap onto your curvaceous parenthesis. I caress its hard sensuous curve and coax it to unleash its mystery like the night jasmine releasing its fragrant unfinished secret that trails off into the ellipsis in the midnight sky…
A grand exclamation you are! You there! Yes, you!! Standing so erect and tall and hard!! So emphatic in your declarations of love!! Will you halve me on a forward slant? Or bend me backward on the bracket of your choosing?
Or perhaps push me onto the curve of the question mark? Testing the limits of my punctuational limberness? Or maybe arch me onto the linear dash for your fleeting pleasure?
You split our souls in two with your hypen, but I pray the semicolon will rejoin our halves into blissful wholeness.
Take from me my sacred words and fr
Must you question my liberation? Can we not split the colon and call it even?
Please, don’t bring the apostrophe into this! Your contractual mistress is a thorn in my side. And you know my obsession with the possessive form!
And the plural possessive – it’s obscene. I will not go there – I cannot go there - not even for you. Do not ask this of me!
Please, use a #2 pencil and mark your answers clearly on the scantron sheet. Erase thoroughly any mistakes…