When I initially wrote this strip, I thought that some folks wouldn’t see that it was a poem. In order to show readers that they needed to pause at the end of every line (as you would if you were reading a poem aloud) I ended each line with a comma. I thought this would clear up any confusion.
Well, it had the opposite effect, and it ended up detracting from the strip as it seems that’s all anyone talked about. So I’ve decided to remove some of the commas. I have sent them to a nice farm up north, where they can run and play with semi-colons and parentheses.