A Run to the Buffet

100_0334Dusty are your ballet slippers
scuffed floors replace varnish sheen
we have danced the passing tango
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Waltzing, Meandering, Spinning Home

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Through the active pass,
ferries carry, bound for shores,
we arbitrate, mediate, ponder, condone,
beyond our home,
the madness of paradigms,
idling without engagement,
the luxury or loneliness of estrangement,
exploring the available context,
neither the salmon nor the whale,
ancients along steeping trail,
train upon iron rail,
afternoon with nightingale.

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Ah Bushwah


Dear Merriam-Webster,

Thanks for allowing me to figure out what’s going on in the world of hypocrisy — applesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, and twaddle.

Warm regards,


P.S. Thanks Merriam and thanks Webster to give me the wherewithal to rant back at the appropriate moment.