BRIEF: Pick a word, the more obscure the better, and then write a six line verse that includes it.

noun: archaic
caitiff; plural noun: caitiffs

a contemptible or cowardly person.

Except the Few

All this is owned by pallid, caitiff fools, in charge
hidden atop a tower built in cold, dark stone:
surrounded by their entourage, spineless and unwilling
repeating same, unpleasant chants within their name;
nobody stands to gain, except those few, waiting below
cultivating difference, optimism, sapience to grow...

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