When I write one of these poems

And add my name at the bottom

I start to add the date and as soon as

I write the month

Word auto-completes to the right

Date and year.

It’s like a miracle

Saving me time, money and

Creative energy

(not much, but I’ll take

All I can get).

Auto-complete can turn rogue

As we all know

Completing “Ain’t Jenny” for

“Aunt Jenny,”

“Squirrelmeat” for

“Secrets (I don’t know how),

And “unicorn” for


In spite of all these,

I’d still rather have



Dan Verner

April 6, 2019

(For some reason, the date didn’t auto-complete this time. Writing about it jinxed it.)

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