Spell Check

“What the heck!”

Sharing Stories
October 15, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.
Denise Pearl, poet
Denise Pearl, poet

...by Denise Pearl

“What the heck!”

What the heck!
Thank you spell check
for making more work,
turning me into a jerk,
changing the meaning I sent
to something not meant.

Now I seem rude,
with a bad attitude.
That’s how it goes—
just one of my woes
regarding the texting…
which can sometimes be vexing.

Well this is sad—
really my bad.
Here I deflect.
It’s called auto correct.

Denise Pearl is a retired preschool teacher and mother of three who loves to travel and resides in Sammamish.

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