i’ve got mire of men in my teeth, mother
and the murder of botany clings to my spine.
he reckons a cimmerian circlet on his wrists; on my crown,
and i am swimming and waltzing in his terrifics,
in his multitude of songful sins.
when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”
When it occured to us that “said” implies a direct quote, while “was like” clarifies that you mean to communicate the person’s tone and general point without quoting them word for word.
Hell yeah natural evolution of language!