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NaPoWriMo Day 27

Occhiolism

The sorry fact is that you are you,
And I am me.
In this experiment we call life,
Your own world is free.
It’s a gift you can’t exchange.
You were born this way.
Every detail of your script
Makes a unique play,
But this is occhiolism,
You can’t extrapolate.
Your mistakes and regrets
Remain a heavy weight,
Keeping you from change,
Obstructing your perceptions.
We are all insignificant,
With no exceptions.

In response to the twenty-seventh “obscure sorrows” prompt from NaPoWriMo.net

I eventually settled on the word “occhiolism” from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

To paraphrase, occhiolism is the knowledge that your own perceptions are insignificant, as they are inferred from only one experience, and as a result, you will never understand the world.

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NaPoWriMo Day 12

Echidna and Worldlet Triolet

Isn’t it odd that a word defines,
And yet it’s own meaning can be shady?
Echidna, today, is a mammal with spines,
Isn’t it odd that a word defines?
An ancient worldlet says echidna combines
The tail of a snake and the head of a lady.
Isn’t it odd that a word defines,
And yet it’s own meaning can be shady?

In response to the twelfth “Classical and Sci-fi dictionary” prompt from NaPoWriMo.net

My chosen words were “worldlet” (sci-fi) and “Echidna” (classical).

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