Fun With Pronouns

By
David Wallace Fleming

I start every line with I
Cuz I am less than we
But how can that be?
Well let’s just wait; let’s see
There’s I and you, there’s me
And he and she, and Old English thee!

Thee old English thee?
But he swings in thee tree
How can that be?
Well let’s just wait; let’s see
He sets the old ones free
They’ve gotten away from me
And from I and he—from she
Simply, the thee have escaped
All the present day we
So wherever, whoever can the thee be

Lo—! there the thee be; there’s thou
And thee and mine and thine
Each swooping vine-to-vine
They’ll tire in thine good time
And we—we’ll be simply sublime
For I am the center of me
And you—! you’re kicked out of we

About davidwallacefleming

David Wallace Fleming is a U.S. writer, living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of the coming-of-age, social media novel GROWING UP WIRED, and the satirical science fiction audiobook, NOT FROM CONCENTRATE.
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5 Responses to Fun With Pronouns

  1. emtypes says:

    I feel like Shel Silverstein and John Donne just had a baby in my brain.

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