Lost in the Hyphen


Life usually gets lost in the hyphen 
Idioms tangling riddles ^^ dark ages lighten
Compound nouns ^^ together but fighting
New ideas vs. Retorts ^^ clash of the titans

Pay close attention to the next set of hyphens

Cuddly-python
Ugly-liking
Foggy-lighting
Muggy-horizon

Every word stands unique, flourishing its own idea
But the pairings pull in a whole new hemisphere

It’s like being in a relationship, or trying to get with the In-crowd
It’s either you find harmony, or the protest is beyond loud

Materialistic-visionary
Unfaithful-missionary
Truthful-politician
Lively-mortician

Somehow there’s greater meaning than the connecting dots
Connected as they may, not all stories make the plot

Now take away the word ‘hyphen’, replace with life
Replace with wrong, replace with right
Replace with black, replace with white
Or replace with something more or less a phrase
Replace with ‘shades of grey’

And you’ll see what I mean by ‘lost in the hyphen’
Hope that somehow this note leaves you enlightened 

Andreá Fellini *2012*Copyright!

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One thought on “Lost in the Hyphen

  1. This was originally a note to a friend, a young writer. Freshly starting . I read his first piece, and the punctuation was way wow. So I left him this note, just as a piece of advice..

    He told me years later that the note left him mind-f**ked . Hahaha

    just thought I’d share …

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