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lower and UPPER (poem 53)

January 7, 2011
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these lowercase letters were crossing the street
UPPERCASE LETTERS STOMPED
OVER WITH LOUD FEET,
SAYING, “STOP ACTING SO PRETENTIOUS.
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, E.E. CUMMINGS?”
“please lower your voice,”
said the lowercasings.
“we’re right here. there’s no reason to shout.”
“WHY NOT?
THERE’S SO MUCH I WANT TO BRAG ABOUT.”
“no, no, speak softly
before yonder window breaks.”
“WHO CARES? I WANT TO BOOM AND BOOM
AND CAUSE EARTHQUAKES.”
“but you’re also causing headaches and earaches,
not to mention backaches.”
“I’D RATHER SPEAK STRAIGHT AND PLAIN
THAN WITH YOUR STYLE SO AFFECTED.”
“but in our speech,
our personality is not reflected.
we’re actually very down to earth.
where you should come to,
down from your boasting berth.”
“OH YEAH? WHY DON’T YOU COME UP
FROM YOUR LITTLE PRECOCIOUS PERCH?
YOUR WEE LETTERS MAKE ME LURCH.”
“well, that’s an idea. i’ll step up,
you step down, we’ll meet in the middle,
and that’ll put an end
to our long quarrel.”
“UMM, I’LL TRY THAT RECOURSE,
SINCE ALL THIS SHOUTING IS
IS STARTING TO MAKE ME HOARSE.”

So These Two Styles Of Typeface
Came Together In A Peaceful Embrace,
And Became A Useful Mixed Case.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 7, 2011 10:54 am

    As always a witty and clever verse…still smiling about his one.

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