Roget’s International Thesaurus Fifth Edition
Now Completely Revised and Updated
Isn’t that “Now” reassuring? It’s the eternal present.
My guide. Sometimes I open it dreading that this time
it will fail me. Disillusionment is a synonym of enlightenment.
It has never failed me. Today, I’m sure it’s a sign
I found a mistake. Facing pages had the same
two-word heading (there must be a word for this)
The right hand page should have read
I venerate these conjoined words like oracles.
The mistake is no accident, that I stumbled upon it.
It has to do with all the rain we’ve been having
all the weeding I’ve been postponing while writing nonsense.
Last week Roget was in an electioneering spirit
channeling Republican candidates according to polls:
Yesterday Roget was feeling roger-ish
What is today’s runic wisdom? crabbed-cream
Before I put it into my coffee I’ll sniff the half-and-half.