Adverbs

Some words

are absurd

they say,

adverbs

especially.

 

They take

up space

and may

even make

our verses end messily.

 

They slow

the flow

of our dialogue

and grow

exponentially.

 

They’re bad

and sad

but thank God

have had

their day eventually.

 

But why

should I –

or anyone else –

apply

these rules so dogmatically?

 

Let’s resist,

let’s persist!

For myself

I insist:

we can happily use adverbs correctly and totally grammatically.