To the Proofreader by James MorrisPosted: June 27, 2011
To the Proofreader
Speak not about my syntax,
you black-hearted linguistic dominatrix.
Silence your high, hoarse voice of critical derision.
You can’t understand my style and vision.
Parenthesize your objections and your punctuated conniptions.
I have knowledge of language beyond your avoidance of contrivance.
And by the way,
My Grammar was a lovely woman.