Wordle 46 Feb. 2

You are the reason for my silence,

The reason my breath struggles

Despite the clarity of its course.

Such exceptions are not for me to judge

But I exalt them nevertheless.


Whatever the content

A heart will grind its gears

In the presence of temptation.

I cannot recover the warmth

That once inhabited my limbs.

What was red is now white.

What was naked is now smeared

In its own leavings.

Pitiful is the girl

Who rejects humiliation.


Blustery air does not seek refraction.

A wool mitten serves the flesh

Whatever the inconvenience imposed.

The foam in a mug of hot cocoa

May in moments of madness

Pass between my lips

But sugar is palatable in many forms.


Though nacreous,

The imprint still remains.

These wounds

Have become my only distinction,

These shivs of bone,

These ribs which pierce

That which they hold most dear.

Blood sipped at a high altitude

Is as clear as vodka,

As poignant as nutmeg

Once advanced a moment

Will not be undone.


I own a dress that simpers as it hangs

Only age can reinvent such nostalgia

But I am not as hopeful as it suggests.

I do not even want you to pass

The threshold between dreams and reality.

I am only a child, an oyster without proof.


I am late! ย I actually found this Wordle a real challenge and oddly it wasn’t the inclusion ย of nacreous and refraction that made it so, it was the scene suggested by the words.



17 thoughts on “Wordle #46 Retro

  1. solid last stanza….it brings it back to a sentimental feel for me….the grinding gears of the heart and the feel of cold and unable to warm again…makes it all very real….

  2. “I own a dress that simpers as it hangs
    Only age can reinvent such nostalgia”

    This, and the last line, are my favorite parts.

  3. There are so many fabulous lines in your piece – late or not Yves.
    A few of my faves: “These shivs of bone,” “Blood sipped at a high altitude / Is as clear as vodka, ” “I own a dress that simpers as it hangs” ….. how I wish I had written such lines!

    Funny – it was my first wordle attempt – and I too was thrown by the image, not the words. Still, I think this is most excellent ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Wow thank you! You did an amazing job with the Wordle. My first attempts at Wordles did not turn out so well but I have fallen in love with them. I find them to be a source of inspiration and a test of ingenuity. I am so happy that you have joined prompt XD

      So I am not the only one lol

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