Expectations Cause Damoclesian Worry: Romantic ConTEXTing Sonnet

Expectations of emails, phone calls and texts
hang over our heads, heavy;
They worry and vex
like the sword of Damocles.

But these things should never be.
there should be no guilt nor frustration.
It’s all created from false worry,
and from unreasonable demands for validation.

So we must remove ourselves from that throne
and let be cut that single horsehair.
For even though we’re not alone,
no one needs to be seated there.

And those who such verbal oblations and veneration demanded
should be chastised, corrected and repremanded.

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One Response to “Expectations Cause Damoclesian Worry: Romantic ConTEXTing Sonnet”

  1. GEM Says:

    As I wait for time/
    and adaptation*/
    it is not Damocles’ sword/
    but hope’s silver thread/
    that hangs over me.

    *development of behavioral characteristics that allow organisms to survive, thrive, and mate in their habitats

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