After all. They do that. Also
On screens and on the tips of tongues,
Fingertips, anything that works
For words as forms of signaling.
Sometimes words are tricky like that.
More words on the page, next to luck.
The words are explaining that luck
Is tricky since it goes both ways—
A stroke of luck is a good thing
But a stroke is bad luck. Maybe
It’s stroke that’s the trickier word.
Writing’s made by series of strokes.
Some say that all writing systems
Max at three strokes per character,
Which seems the opposite of luck,
Necessity, a rule, a law.
Lots of luck with the rule of law.