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Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Now forget the song, and turn that line into the title or inspiration for your post.

kiss me
like you used to
with the gentle slew of words lapping softly
across the shores of my hearing

kiss me
like you used to
with your lips kneading my palms
like the tender force of beckoning

kiss me
like you used to
with flickering lashes which invite me
to the eternity of your eyes

kiss me
like you used to

like you used to
when you kissed me.

This poem was hastily done for the prompt quoted above. May still rewrite and edit this.

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Dysfunctional Literacy

There are a lot of rules to writing (and I think I just broke five of them with this opening sentence), so many that I won’t even try to list all of them.  As an amateur, I read about rules of writing because I want to improve.  But I’ve found that when I try to follow the rules too closely, my writing sounds like somebody who is trying to follow the rules of writing.

Since I don’t get paid to write for Dysfunctional Literacy, I’ve decided to write the way I want to write, and I’ve noticed that I tend to break some common rules about writing.  Maybe breaking these rules will keep me from becoming a successful author.  I don’t know.  Maybe breaking these rules will help.  Either way, here are some common rules of writing that I sometimes break.

WRITE EVERY DAY.

Nobody should do anything every day…

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