To define a nameless haunting: what would you call the feeling of loss, on finding out only now, a grandpa’s span later, about ‘a skeleton of my granny’? To learn a thing that, as a child of the seventies, passed by: how people wanted rock and roll so much, that lacking vinyl platters, they recorded on used x-ray film the pelvis spins, fear of pain by day a short story over-written, that the night might shout what they’re talking about out there. Did Viktor Tsoi’s horses ride on such bones? Faster, they surged, not so fast, he pleaded; gently, for this is my life, yes, but someone else’s hurt and inevitable delicacies - for instance Vysotsky’s ear had to discern, in his time the connective tissue between Marie Curie leaving Warsaw, and the evidence of breakages left to be used for music.
In this final week of the Stroll of Poets’ 30/30 challenge, I expect to post one or two more (though not every day’s writing,f or various reasons). Today’s prompt, ‘when day and night is a short story,’ comes along with the invitation to address ‘the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.’