1 The constraints: 1) No more than
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5th September 2010

By Mark Brayley | 2010 September 05

How many words
do you use in a day?
Count them up.
Split infinitives
from imperatives,
eradicate the irrelevant,
um and err.

Consider the weight of woe or whim.
Ponder the profanity
that slipped out as a sigh.

Drink, now and then,
from the pool of silence
when nothing came
and no one was there to listen.

How many words
do you use in a day?
How many are yours
and how many do you give away?
These are mine.
Mine, to give to you.

Writing, Routine

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