Change ‘But’ to ‘And’


I want to say yes but,

That feels like a no.

This is the part that I hear

Slash agree with.

There’s a way of taking it

To change your intention.

Or do it in a token way

Very annoying.

A but.

That’s knowledge in there.

I have some information that isn’t included.

And is inherently inclusive instead of exclusive.


Eat everything.

It’s a practice.

This is also present.

But closes off a direction and

Turns us around.

Coming to a stop.

A counter-attack.

An invitation to widen the view of what’s happening.

And both these things are present.

What but can be good for.

Showing a bit of process.

The emphasis shifts.

We should focus on the good bits.

And is a building block.

Ok, and there’s something else.

Acknowledge and include this.



Ava Osbiston and Lucy White

We are two friends collaborating to bring you our exploration of Dragon Dreaming wisdoms through illustration and creative writing with a new ‘card’ each week