DVerse Poetics prompt: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. As a lover of words (and of poetry), I definitely wanted to try this prompt! We are given a list of a few words from the book and are asked to choose at least one to include in our poem. Most of them are quite relatable, so it was hard to choose. This one relates to me, even today:
Craxis: the unease of knowing how quickly your circumstances could change on you- that no matter how carefully you shape your life into what you want it to be, the whole thing could be overturned in an instant.
How quickly life can change:
Like a light extinguished, a flick
Of a switch, a candle snuffed —
Circumstances capricious, like the winds
Of a tornado, downpours of rain,
The whims of government mandates
How kindness can soften some roughness of pain.
Dedicated to several friends who helped me today. ❤