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Out Damned Spot!

A Shakespearean Abecedarian Poem

By Gigi GibsonPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Out Damned Spot!
Photo by Max Muselmann on Unsplash

Alas, quick tongue,

Bite thy words, and

counteth to ten!

Deaden thy spirit

e’en in the

face of fiery

gall. Wretched








offensive remarks. Thou,

pathetic, paltry, pigheaded, pariah…

quick-tempered, and



thine tongue

under yon

vulture’s talon

whereon thou, O



zip it shut!

performance poetry

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Gigi Gibson

Gigi Gibson is a writer and poet. She loves little rescue dogs, interior decorating, and chocolate. “To evoke an emotional response in my readers… that would be the most satisfying thing that I could accomplish with my writing.”

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Comments (6)

  • John Cox4 months ago

    This is an absolute hoot, Gigi! I’m scratching my head at how I missed it when you posted it. Great work!

  • I loved this clever Abecedarian poem! Also learnt a new word… yes, xylocarp!🤣

  • sleepy drafts5 months ago

    This is so creative, fun, and poignant! What a wonderful piece! Thank you for writing and sharing this one!

  • D. J. Reddall5 months ago

    Do forgive me: a clever, abecedarian tribute to The Scottish Play and the Bard who sang it!


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