A Beautiful Exchange

For today’s prompt, write a poem that includes the following five words: change, wrap, bottle, bargain, bear.  — Writer’s Digest

Wrap my mind around it

Nothing has changed

I tried to bargain —

I’ll be different, I’ll try harder, just let it work out —

To no avail

The disappointment, bottled up in the name of forced optimism,

Is too much to bear

Let it out

Unfulfilled dreams — easier to let them die

But to lose the progress?

Worse somehow

So I wrap my mind around it

Make some changes

Grab hope for a bargain in exchange for rotten thoughts

Bottle up the doubts, toss them away

No longer mine to bear

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