Trifextra: Duty Bound


Duty Bound

You carry this burden like a charge

Steadfast, determined

You don’t see the way it hampers you

A century weighing on your shoulders

All the strife and the lost souls

Clinging, dragging

But you press on.


This is my submission for this weekend’s Trifextra challenge. We had to add exactly
33 of our own words to the following 3 words:

  • charge
  • century
  • lost


Image credit: Andrea Danti /

28 thoughts on “Trifextra: Duty Bound

  1. terrific, one of my favorites this week.
    I like how creative you were with each word and the dark angst in the prose. It seems like there are 136 words here.

  2. I had to read this 3 times because I was wiping tears from my eyes… such powerfully relate-able imagery in your few words. And the broken cuff on the ball and chain? Perfection!
    Awesome writing, Suzanne! ❤

  3. Sounds like America, especially after the week they’ve had. There’s an ambiguity here that makes the prose appropriate for many things. Good work, mama.

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