Why I Sleep With a Dictionary

When she asked me why I slept with a dictionary under my pillow,

I asked my girlfriend what she would do

if dictionaries didn’t exist and she told me


“Baby, that’s why we’ve got Google”


but sweetheart, I said

Google can't help me

on a deserted island

with no wi-fi or phone charger

when I’m trying to ask airline passengers

as they fly overhead to 

rescue me

using only rocks

and palm leaves.


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