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Punctuation

Written by Maria Lumbre

For the lack of better terms… to poor punctuation, I never thought to

end my words with periods because maybe I wanted the last words with

you, but at the same time, I didn’t want my thoughts to end or to be seized

abruptly for I lacked periods not for stylistic purposes or laziness, but because

I didn’t want to–well–end my period with you. Ironically as it seems, I guess I

never got good closure–because I didn’t want closure? The period nestled snugly

between our thoughts and times exchanged was just periods of incompleteness,

but quick to assume we’d resume with dot dot dots (…) to imply continuation

of some sort (of us) with a pause to short clauses – clauses to weakly justify the

effects of causes followed by exclamation–points that (we)re never made but

were beat around the bush (…) there we go again with the lack of correct

closure but only with question (?) doubt (…) and unnecessary points (!)

made with dramatic deliver, but with proof given and its proof read

with a red-inked pen, we double-checked correction as we edited

our ways to our own end. There. That’s good closure. Period.


Photography by Elmar Dam

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7 comments on “Punctuation

  1. Fabulous write.

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  2. remember the semi-colon!
    Rules for Using Semicolons. A semicolon is most commonly used to link (in a single sentence) two independent clauses that are closely related in thought. … Use a semicolon between two independent clauses that are connected by conjunctive adverbs or transitional phrases.

    I enjoyed the read…thank you 🙂

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  3. so whoever thought that punctuation marks were frivolous concerns? i really like this post, especially because of the metaphors.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. I really loved this piece, so creative.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. definitely stretched the imagination. right till the end. nice work!

    Liked by 2 people

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