Stab me with your em-dash,
Stab me in the heart,
Scarecrow my prose away
Burn it, burn it all on the fire,
I’ve been jousted in the eyes,
Can’t see the words for tears,
Flowing poetic aesthetics,
Bleeding out on the floor;
This is an emergency,
Em-dash razor-wire fortresses, are—
Rationing out literatic beauty!
The em dash is an incredibly versatile punctuation mark that can be used instead of parentheses, commas, colons, or quotation marks in a sentence.thesaurus.com
The em dash has a fan club of sorts, as writers love to debate its many uses (and possible overuses). Noting that people have proclaimed their love of this punctuation mark with em dash tattoos, the New York Times called it “the bad boy, or cool girl, of punctuation. A freewheeling scofflaw. A rebel without a clause.”
Whodunnit? I dunno. But murder weapon was em-dash: —🩸.