Promises to keep

I promise to read this year
Each word, syllable and alphabet
Each comma, fullstop
Semi-colon and parenthesis
And ignore the curlicues
I only say this
Because I have forgotten to read
Call it an occupational hazard
Or the war between the reading of
Quantity versus that of quality
And therefore, henceforth
In all earnestness
I promise to read emails and briefs
Essays on love and the laments of poets
With equal relish

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