Linda Lee Lyberg is the host for deVerse Poetics. She writes:: “I am going to share with you a list of 10 words from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, by John Koenig and a shortened version of their meaning. You are free to choose one or more (or all!) of the words to write a poem.”
The word craxis stood out among the rest for me.
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.
Could it be that I have no choice in the matter
Reminding myself that I yearn for joy and peace in my life
All I can do is try to shield myself from the pain inflicted on me
eXplaining away the unwarranted hurtful remarks doesn’t work
I was sure we could be amenable without causing more harm
So quickly harmony can vanish, living me distraught