Apostrophe

Don’t heed me now. I’m no authority
on building rhyme and specifying how
one might’s well work at writing poetry.
Don’t heed me now.

The syntax needs be natural. I’ll allow
a word’s reflecting etymology
(its present obsolete or middlebrow).

But don’t abuse good sense or sanity,
and let’s play pen with this essential vow:
to ply with caution the apostrophe.
(Don’t heed me now).

(Roundel)

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