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Tom Pile - Running Dog Music

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Ode to the Em Dash

A poem.

You’re not all flashy,
Just extra-dashy.
There’s too much risk
In an asterisk.
Too many theses
On parentheses.
Semi colon?
Too pigeon-holin’.
The mysterious tilde
Leaves me unfulfilled.
For diacritical marks
That don’t create sparks
I put all my cash
On the lowly em dash.

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