The comma hangs on the line,
brings clarity to many a run on sentence,
helps with lists of people, places, and things.
Editors make it optional at times.
Replace it with line
“It use to hang out with dialog,” they say,
“and separated the sayer from the said.”
I take a nap
making the mountain water
pound the rice
Gauguin used question marks
Where do we come from?
What are we?
Where are we going?
Things are entirely what they appear to be
and behind them . . . there is nothing. Sartre
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.