ARGUMENT

playing hangman

A circular
Argument
With, a
Fill-in-the-blank
Happy/sad
Ending
Statistically

Skewed
Toward
The middle

A search for
Authenticity
Aesthetically
Pleasing
Phrases
Tantalized
Teased
As syntax
Went for
T
he kill

Bogged in
A quagmire
Of klutziness
Ham-fisted
Attempts to fix
The unbroken
Was there
Still, fresh air
Somewhere?
Stagnation
Salvation?
New wine
For old?

Words
Returned
Withered
Bent over
I
talicized
Barely
Recognized
When the
Hangman
Knocked
A
t the door