“Con- or perhaps, Sub-juncts” by Lian-Hee Wee


And with conjunctions bookending this sentence it conjoins to anything but.*

Nor yet for so, exhausting all the co-ordinations, that is why true freedom and democracy are faulted for being too difficult.

Because subordinates are pliable,

As long as, by the time, even if, in case, lest, once, provided that we do not realize how there are already seven such sins in this single line

So that until whenever wherever the deadLines coincide, only then things get done.**

*     Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, Halloween afternoon 2016
**   Jason S Polley, Halloween evening 2016


Lian-HeeLian-Hee Wee is Associate Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature. [Click here to read all entries by Lian-Hee.]

One Comment Add yours

  1. Snow says:

    Very interesting, creative and powerful poem on the use of conjunctions and subjuncts.

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