Today’s prompt was to find words from a specialized dictionary and use at least 10 of them in a poem. I used a medical dictionary for it, but not all of the words are only medical terms (I’m not sure why some of them were in there, but they were). I will define some of the more uncommon or obscure words underneath the poem.
The intima of my spirit
Is no mere manikin;
It is a pupa, arrested from old life,
It punctures the past and epilates bad habits.
It has an intolerance for insincerity,
As it culls my cares with a mantle of love.
It makes an oncotomy in my old self
And is a resuscitator for respect,
Retching up the poison in my thoughts.
My oneiric spirit renews me
With restiform hope, given truly.
Intima: general term denoting an innermost structure
Epilate: to remove hair by the roots
Culling: process of selective removal
Mantle: an enveloping cover or layer
Oncotomy: incision of a tumor or swelling
Oneiric: pertaining to or characterized by dreaming
Restiform: shaped like a rope