Lesson (dedicated to MarkK - who will understand)

i am a lower case letter -
self-deprecating, minimizing,
trying to be unnoticed,
uncertain that there is a right
to be seen or heard.

sometimes that 1st person (pronoun)
disappears altogether
and there is no subject to the predicate;
it is assumed or lapses into passive voice,
an error forbidden to students.

and possessive pronouns
have also been censured and censored,
one can only guess what belongs to whom.
But 2nd and 3rd persons are fine.
YOU & THEY get all the action and possessions
in ALL CAPS!

lee
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"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"