the ampersand & et cetera

the ampersand & et cetera

(parentheses whisper clues)

comma slips into coma then full stop gone

exclamation breaks the news!


a question marks the answer

that feeble lines pursue

too soon the stanza’s broken

and capitals fall askew


Published in Underground, Issue 6, April 2011

Author: Mark William Jackson

Mark William Jackson's work has appeared in various print and online journals, including Best Australian Poems 2011, Going Down Swinging, Cordite, Popshot (UK), Rabbit, Page Seventeen, SpeedPoets and The Diamond & the Thief. Mark's debut poetry collection "The Frequency of God" is available now through all major outlets, see for details.


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