Poetry

The Awk Word

The Awk Word   The awk word just sticks out, jabs the reader in the eye, and never in a good way. The awk word leaves all   to be desired, all stones unturned, well enough undone. The awk word drops like a shard between a hard place and a harder place. When one chooses the awk word,   there are no fireworks, no boom, no boon, no boost, not the gleam, gloom, glamour, or glimmer of the light   that ought to shine through ink; instead, a smudge marks the wrong turn of a drafthand stumbling from boulevard to…

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