Defamation of Characters

Even my metaphors are complaining
of too much work. The commas
think they rule and the full stops
are at war with the semi full stops.
Even the images are exhausted
from overwork and reworkings, so
a holiday for poetic elements
is declared. The challenge is to write
a poem without a verb, a comma,
or a period.
No nouns allowed, no adjectives.
It will be a short poem. All the
elements of style are on strike
so the field is pretty empty. No
adverbs, pronouns, or conjunctions.
Taboo are the prepositions as well.
Good luck. Oh, bye the bye,
no slipping in gerunds or other
verb forms. We are watching.

© allets 2023
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