༺ bucket ༻


in the Olympian spotlight
the Gods
youth beauty power
success fame vitality
write a dictionary
that seeks to define us
we’ve been framed
some of us are cast into the shadows
the pages of our own dictionaries
torn out
there are those among these exiles
who turn to face the darkness
and in their listening
discover a pen
what might you write?

Written for the Dictionary of Missing Words Project

HC: 2023