I’m a little late in posting yesterday’s poem which “ask[ed me] to write a poem about a particular letter of the alphabet”. It got me thinking about the difference between capital letters and lower case letters, and the different personalities that letters would have, depending on whether they are ‘big’ or ‘small’.
Capital A overbrims with confidence,
pushing its way to the front of the alphabet,
reaching up tall, aiming for
excellence and asserting
It’s always the Answer, never the
Those with A-type personalities
are driven and focused,
and far more likely
to suffer stress or a
Lower case a creeps around in
its comfortingly round shape
in stark contrast to its big brother’s
sharp, straight lines.
Squint, and you might mistake it
for little e or little o.
It’s quiet and unassuming,
yet it can change the meaning of
Big or small,
without it, there would be