SAT-Practice Word of the
Intermediate Word of the
jot or a tittle
Difficult Word of the Day:ort
the grey skull is loosened from the rock,
all the bare, humiliated bone
spread out like the workings of a clock,
secrets which it kept are still its own.
passions of the dangerous, brief day
the brow but left no lasting mark.
terrors of the night were sloughed away
vanished in an even vaster dark.
brought the creature to this place—
or lust or fear or simple need—
not recorded on the fleshless face
stares unblinking from the desert weed.
sighs a moment in the hollowed head
speaks no good, no evil, of the dead.