If you ask me what I like

I will tell you with clarity

I like the right word for the job

I know you’re supposed to wrestle with meanings

Work things out in your head using literary knowledge and skills

Because life isn’t clear

Or simple.

Life is complicated

It’s got counterpoint and harmonies and fuck-all

Nobody can say otherwise

There just aren’t any shortcuts.

On the other hand

I say clarity is just fine

And all those pedants with convoluted phrases and gnarly images

Layered and textured and polished and gleaming with scholarship

Can go choke on the fatness of their language.

I will drink water.

About Karen To and Fro

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1 Response to Clarity

  1. Kaylen says:

    I loved this poem! Especially the ending….keep doing you darling💗🌸

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