Hello, I’m an apostrophe
And I reside up top, you see.
I indicate possessiveness
Yet people won’t give me a rest.
I also let you take two words
And shorten them to sound absurd.
I often find that I’m misplaced;
Misused; abused; on signs defaced.
I’m wrongly used to make one plural —
You shouldn’t call two sisters “girl’s.”
And to this day I have not got
A clue how “won’t” comes from “will not.”
Sometimes I see a superscript
Linked to a footnote, tightly clipped.
But otherwise, I feel alone
Residing up here, on my own.
Some write: “A dog licks it’s behind.”
As if that placement I won’t mind.
You can’t distinguish “its” from “it’s?”
Then your a bunch of stupid shit’s.