To write just one antecedentless “that”

Can produce syntactic absurdity

That sprawls out across the page like a cat

In a fog of feline obscurity

Defining clauses set off by commas

Mislead the meanings to mean what they don’t

Making the text have textual traumas

That should really do it in, but they don’t

But then they do if the writer is you

Who think you have  something to say

But some somebody without a clue

Can churn out such obscurity for pay

The rules of style mere mortals constrain

To the writing of elites they just don’t pertain

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