Very, very Vocabulary

I love to learn a new word; and it is helpful to use it in a variety of contexts soon after acquaintance. But rare is the word that inspires immediate verse.

cathexis 

\kuh-THEK-sis\, noun:
1.Psychoanalysis. the investment of emotional significance in an activity, object, or idea.
2.Psychoanalysis. the charge of psychic energy so invested.

They say naming a thing is its mastery.

Embrace the hope; question the verity.

The name at the root of a whole human riddle:

Cathexis— a fair assembly of syllables–

Does it yield true Catharsis,

or just a catarrh cyst

in the HeartMind,

Identity’s citadel?

Michou, Dec. 2013

 

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