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With web staffers merging and shrinking
The WaPo has done some rethinking
As one who confines
Herself to five lines
I know a fair bit about linking…

The one type of link most essential
Is that which is self-reverential
Ideally each click
Yields more of your schtick
To maximize online potential

Let’s say that your story is terse
(Or maybe, you’re writing in verse)
It’s context you lack?
A link cuts you slack
Or possibly just makes it worse