Tick Box

Form now just function,
neither good nor bad
not on top. Fill the time
without making anything.
Vital. Fill in the lines,
full of personal details
but no personality left.
Too many rules that
we didn’t make up,
pushed into sections
and forced to fit the pattern.
A modern meaning of
form. Force the function.

This came from thinking about how modern life has added new meanings to words.

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2 thoughts on “Tick Box

  1. Very cleverly written, Vick. I’m always fascinated by how we misinterpret what we hear – sometimes simply to make things make sense, but often also, I feel, to try to give words greater personal meaning. I think too that how we hear punctuation has a great impact on how words work. I could go on, but…

    1. Thank you – mis-communication especially now that we have so many new methods of talking to each other is really interesting. I like playing with words and punctuation for double-meaning and hidden ideas.
      V.

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