Woman Doesn’t Get Period

This woman does not get periods. Period!

Describing a duration of time

or signaling the end of the line,

the period dwells in a paradox.

When does a period stop? or

perhaps a better question,


In American English, periods stop

independent clauses

from running away with themselves.

Periods say, ‘Hang on there Mr. Independent Clause,

just where do you think you’re going?

Stop right there. You’re going no further.’

Mr. IC must stop

dead in his tracks.

The Brits don’t say ‘period’ when they mean the punctuation sort.

They call it a ‘full stop’ and have done with it.

After all,

prison sentences don’t end in periods, do they?

Nor do waiting periods.

No matter what the term, these periods are free of periods.

Rather menopausal, don’t you think?

On the other hand,

they may just be pregnant pauses…

April 3, 2012

Written after 4th period grammar class

How will it end?

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