Not a big deal really, just something on telly
that struck a discordant note,
triggering a realization,
causing you to coil up on yourself,
anticipating the onset of acedia.

Nothing dramatic really, just a hastily scrawled note
that remained in the back of your mind,
pulling you down a notch or two
with its antipodal signals,
turning your heart into a clump of cinder.


© november child
photo credit: Nick Garrod via flickr
in response to: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #130 “November 21st, 2016”