The cursive capital letter ‘Q’
Looks a lot like a number ‘2.’
I find this sameness will not do;
That’s just my point of view.
The cursive capital letter ‘S’
Puts me in all kinds of distress.
It is but a backwards ampersand;
The symbol for the conjunction ‘and.’
Further, I find the letter ‘q’
Has no known unique value -
Let us assign its function to
The combination of ‘k’ and ‘w.’
What is the use of ‘x’
That could not be served by ‘e’ and ‘k’ and ‘s’?
‘X’ is but redundancy at best -
This is an issue I feel we must address.
The number of letters, twenty-six,
Holds no special significance -
Let’s ponder this unwieldy mix
And to the arrangement a new number affix.
Let’s push the magic button that reads ‘Reset’
And create a ‘Metric Alphabet’ -
How about ten letters, or a hundred yet,
An elegant quantity, so our wants are better met.
by Nathan Thomas Taylor
Nathan Thomas Taylor was born in 1966 in the United States of America. He is a website content creator, a writer, a researcher, and an editor.