Paul drew a glowing red dot
on his forehead
so people would think
he was targeted.

Consciously or subconsciously
everyone moved
to the left or right
when Paul faced them.

Everyone except
one little girl
who mistook the glowing dot
for a glowing comma

and kept waiting
for the expected
dependent clause
to follow.

copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney

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