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Tuesday, November 30, 2021


by James Penha

NFT beats cheugy to be Collins Dictionary’s word of the year 
The Guardian, November 24, 2021

Before these words become as cheugy 
as Regencycore or climate anxiety this 
pingdemic opens a metaversal auction—
open only to the double-vaxxed for crypto 
or cash—on an NFT of this poem penned 
in mī (that’s mī neopronoun just coined) 
hybrid working spaces hither and thither.

Author's Note: The top ten words of 2021 according to Collins: NFT, cheugy, climate anxiety, crypto, double-vaxxed, hybrid working, metaverse, neopronoun, pingdemic, Regencycore

James Penha edits The New Verse News. Twitter: @JamesPenha