I heart Etymology

To make an “I heart Entomology” shirt

just slap a bug on the back.

For an “I heart Etymology” shirt

people’d be breathing down my neck

to read the fine print

of all the footnotes.

(That’s why we don’t go out in public much.)

But for the love of language

and in pursuit of education

I’d rather take scuffed heels

from word hustlers on the streets.

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