A Year of Seeing: January 9: “I lived a word today”

I lived a word today


I read a word today

I had never seen before,

tucked away in a Mary Oliver piece:


“Adjective: self-assertive to an irritating degree”


I looked it up to see how to use it

properly or improperly–

however I want.


I heard a word today

I had not run across

for a long time:


“Verb: blend or mix”


I know how to use this word, only

it makes me uncomfortable.


I lived a word today

I did not expect to meet

hidden between masses and hymns:


“Noun: anointing someone with oil

In a religious service.”


Only then was I reminded

that I was not the point.


SH  1/9/2020

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