Dear Body Mine (Verse Epistle)

Dear Body mine—

Sad to say, I feel betrayed.

To be fair, I don’t mind loss

Of beauty—though I was a

Head-snapper, many said so…

No, my issue’s not that shallow.

What have you done with my

Memory?ย  Did you take it as

A trophy?ย  Don’t say I misplaced

It—don’t you dare go there!

Buying post-it notes will bankrupt

Me…not that you care.

Worst part is what you chose

To steal—why not trunk full

Of dark-scarred recollections?

Try those on for size!

It’s the small, crucial bits I need

Every day…but can’t locate

Without stressed distress:

Passwords, appointment dates…

Phrase I spoke a moment ago?

It’s gone…but you can’t relate.

Once, I prided myself on vast

Vocab, penned and articulate…

Now I cast about, constantly

Reach for scraps of thoughts

I wish to express…

I gave up looks, strength; I own

Those choices…vision’s

Slipping, I’ll adjust I guess.

But you’ve robbed the best and

That’s a fact—I’d never sign

Your crazy contract…you’ve no

Idea, can’t conceive harsh impact.

Be off with you, then!

On my first love, I’ll depend—

Imagination’s truest…still

Most loyal friend.

ยฉZelda Rene, 2021 ~ All rights reserved.

Exploring the poetic genre: “Verse Epistle” (Come taste the feeling)

27 thoughts on “Dear Body Mine (Verse Epistle)

    • Yes, we expect to adjust to more or less minor diminishment of things–but if it feels like “everything happens at once”, it comes as a blow ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks much for reading and your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. This is so poignant. With time, our body alters and we learn to become accustomed with the changes that take place. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt. ๐Ÿ’

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    • Oh my, blessings on you, David–what a lovely thing to say โค Perhaps poetry will be the last gift to go, like hearing is supposed to be the last of the senses. I'm encouraged that there's still some brain function wiggling and stretching: generally I'm lost when it comes to acronyms so popular in today's communication/media–but I managed to figure out your FWIW–yaaay!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a wonderful Wednesday ๐Ÿ™‚

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