Climb; Vague; Sadness; Perish; Pangs; Nepenthe (n.)) A Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem. The words can appear in an alternate form. Use the words in any order that you like. Tag: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle. .); Neolithic; Four; Offhand; Reappear; Sallow; Abdicate (v)) ).
It was no doubt the nepenthe
Polly ‘secretly’ swilled at 10, 2,
And Four, in her warm Dr Pepper*,
That had turned her rose milk
Complexion sallow; made her
Soft mind go vague, prompting
Murmured offhand non sequiturs.
She had all but abdicated Life;
Climbed backward into hull of
Heart full-broken by less suave
Swain, who swept what small
Sense she might have possessed
Into barn loft’s fallen hay….
Now ‘n again, you’ll see her
Of abject sadness—penning
Pitiable lines when pangs of
What she can’t-quite-remember
Assail her with longings to bury
Guilt (murky), and perish beside
Forgotten River…where neolithic
Stones sometimes still glitter.
©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.
*In the 1920’s and ’30’s Dr Pepper advertised its soft drink by that name, with a slogan to “drink Dr Pepper at 10, 2 and 4 o’clock…”
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