99-Worder – 99-Worder

It’s been a fair old while

since I last sat down and wrote a 99-worder –

I can’t create to order…

or can I?

Maybe I can put my hypothetical pen to paper

(having cleared the decks

with my deck-clearing scraper)

and tumble out the words

halting before a hundred.

Or, hark, will I overshoot the mark,

hitting two or three times

the necessary words?

And then there is the subject matter:

what important issues shall I write upon?

And, lo and behold,

before any substantial themes

have been broached

and dwelt upon,

the 99-words have gone.

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