Tha Gazing


The horse tail
whips and wisps of serious clouds
harken in an octopus blast of pattern,
upon the deep-green of ever,
and escarpments, of an island, in the sea of the Salish.

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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.