poetry

“Just One Answer” Poem of the Day (2022)

Just One Answer

By Ashley O’Hare

Excessively long words

do not strengthen your point.

Congratulations on your purchase

of the Oxford English Dictionary,

but that has nothing to do with me.

I did not need an essay

perfectly edited in MLA format.

I needed answers;

straightforward answers.

So skip the bibliography

and give me what I need.

We cannot continue this song and dance.

I have deliberately forgotten the choreography,

so let’s skip the hoops

and circle back to the main point.

To the root of our problems.

With an answer, we can solve them.

If you loved me,

why did you break me?

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