Replacing the word “should” with “could” will emit more positive energy.
Four 4th grade girls stand around, bored. I grab a board game out of the recreation wagon. “Here, play this, it’s super fun!”
They break into teams. Each has a pencil and paper. They shake the word box more violently than necessary.
“FUM!” Yells one girl with glee.
“Fum” is not a word!
Yes it is! Fee-Fi-Fo-FUM!
Mrs. Wipff, could you look up fum? Is it a word?
I look it up. “Well, according to Wikipedia, it IS a word: Fum is a traditional Catalan Christmas carol.”
The group disbands shortly after that.
Too many words. Kind of boring.
Boggle is the bomb! How can they call it boring? Maybe I’m just a word nerd.
so it has come to this
insomnia at 3:15am
the clock tolling its engine
like a frog following a sundial
having an electric
seizure at the quarter hour
the business of words keeps me awake
i drink hot cocoa
that warm brown mama
i would like a simple life
all night i lay
poems in a long box
it is my immortality box
my lay-away plan
flap in my heart
each an ambition bird