English has clunky, difficult pronouns because its grammar was initially forced to be as much like Latin as possible.

Take the insane and pointless rule about not ending a sentence with a preposition. You can’t do it in Latin, so early grammarians ruled that it shouldn’t be done in English.

Trying to make this flawed grammar serve current gender “ideas” is nearly impossible. I taught grammar and I have to squint and shake my head try to figure out how choose pronouns and match them up “correctly” with their antecedents.

Fortunately, as a poet, I get to make up any grammar I think will do the job. :)

Honorary Schizophrenic. Recent refugee. Displaced person. Old white male. Confidant of cassowaries.

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