I’m an Insta Poet and I Hate Punctuation

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I’m an Insta Poet and I Hate Punctuation

Illustration: Arati Gujar

T

he other day a person asked me if I’ve read Hemingway. “No sir,” I said giving him the eyebrow. “That’s not how our generation does it.”

No time for Hemingway. I’m spent anyway. I have just written three sentences about a half-eaten avocado on my blossoming Instagram feed. No commas, no full stops, just 12 words mashed together. And rhyme schemes? Oh they are for the oldies and The Beatles. Us Instagram poets? We’re innovating with new ways to not tax our syntax – or indeed, our brains.

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