Song against Twitter

by Marnanel Thurman

I tried to say: you make my life complete,
you put my puzzle pieces into place.

But then I tried to send it as a tweet.

It didn't fit. I thought I could delete
one part, about the joys of your embrace;
I tried to say: you make my life complete,

but still it was too long. I thought I'd cheat
ByMergingWordsAndUsingCamelCase.
But then I tried to send it as a tweet.

It failed again. I must admit defeat.
Like Fermat's margin, Twitter lacks the space
to let me say you make my life complete.

It makes the longer forms seem obsolete.
But even Petrarch's work would meet disgrace
if cut and scaled to send it as a tweet!

And somehow public posts seem indiscreet.
I think I'd rather whisper to your face
the message that you make my life complete,
and far too full to post it as a tweet.