The Totally Optional Prompt for this week: Have you ever considered deliberately trying to use a different voice? To not sound just like yourself?
My response: I think this isn't my voice and probably never will be. It was an interesting experiment, however. Another voice follows.
Did you care naught for Mother?
She adored and revered you,
you who were generous to strangers
and incensed by thieving traders.
How could you be cruel to Mother?
You fled the fear of your Father
conferred it to countless progeny
carried by a score of women.
Sweet Echo couldn't purge the grief
my Mother knew at your infidelity.
All in the heavens was yours
but you dishonored my Mother.
I beseeched the Oracle at Dodona
to meditate for answers
but none were forthcoming.