Worlds Apart: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

Where occident and orient… Collide? Intersect? Parallel? Mimic? Join? You choose…

Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “Wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:

Wordle's words

Wordle’s words

Worlds Apart

He carefully places his hopes tonight, as every night,
inside the rust-hinged chest alongside his straw bed,
just so.
Across the world, you refuse to submit.

On this date, both of you wish to be free.

You scream aloud at your perceived role;
He knows his assigned role.

You believe Will can carve fate;
He sweeps the ashes out from
Under the pot of yesterday’s gruel.

You keep after and after tomorrow;
He rinses away remnants
of leftover meals,
prepares again for today’s sameness.

You see mess; he organizes it.
Both want more.

Randy Mazie


5 thoughts on “Worlds Apart: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

  1. But if the other wasn’t there what would be left to tidy.. Hmm.. I can’t decide if perhaps being apart in the same world can become familiar enough not to change it.. You really took me into the story

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