I am a comma junkie,,,,,
an exclamation freak!!!!
The semicolon gives me shakes;
italics make me weak.
Asleep I dream of ampersands
& hyphens, wall-to-wall.
Parenthesis (at my command!)
Ellipsis . . . says it all.
I view bold moves with admiration:
colons, asterisks*, CAPITALIZATION.
In closing, no advice will serve;
--can’t tweak your nouns, improve your verbs:
In fact your work is old; it's tired.
Avaunt, my dear. Be gone!
published 28 January 2012