Who would have thought,
there can be too many commas in a thesis,
but so my proof-reader tells me.
And now I am required
to declutter my writing,
as commas have appeared
and liberally sprinkled themselves
throughout my work,
I am sure I did not put them all there!
The rules I thought I was following
appear not to be rules at all,
and those rules I now have,
printed out by my side,
need to be checked constantly
as I reread my work
and delete the squirming tadpoles.
Such a small, little mark,
yet so significant
and such a trouble-maker right now!
© 9 November 2012