Poem 2 by Jonathan Beale

Some sunny afternoon
A bored Russian author
Was trawling over some old prose
In his boredom – he slipped in a colon
Undecided whether a full stop
or comma should go.
The petulant colon bucked
And rallied against its misuse.
The now trapped colon planned
its escape when an innocent
PHD student undertook a translation
While doubting its credibility
The colon escaped to cause
Havoc it slipped away into footnotes
And found its way through the index
To cause confusion here there and
Everywhere – you don’t have to look too
Hard to find its descendants.

Jonathan Beale
Jonathan Beale has poems published in Penwood Review, Danse Macabre, Poetic Diversity, Down in the Dirt, Mad Swirl, Deadsnakes, Bitchin Kitsch, Pyrokinection, Ygdrasil, Van Gogh’s Ear, The Beatnik Cowboy, The Jawline Review, Bluepepper, Jellyfish Whispers, The Outsider, and Yellow Mama. His work has appeared in such books as ‘Drowning’ (Scar publications) and ‘The Poet as Sociopath’ (Scar publications). He is currently working on his second volume. His first collection of poetry ‘The Destinations of Raxiera’ is published by Hammer & Anvil. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Destinations-Raxiera-Jonathan-Beale-ebook/dp/B018F6GWQ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1452199641&sr=1-1&keywords=jonathan+beale He studied philosophy at Birkbeck College London and lives in Surrey England.
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