Prosaic License

Monday, August 5, 2013

Trifecta: Week Eighty-Nine

1: lacking strength: as
: deficient in physical vigor : feeble, debilitated
: not able to sustain or exert much weight, pressure, or strain
: not able to resist external force or withstand attack
: easily upset or nauseated <a weak stomach>
2a : mentally or intellectually deficient
: not firmly decided :vacillating
: resulting from or indicating lack of judgment or discernment
: not able to withstand temptation or persuasion <the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak>
3: not factually grounded or logically presented <a weak argument>

“Hey, so should I go for something that tastes rich or something that’ll keep me awake all night?”

“Can’t you get one that’s both? I think I’ll go with the generic one – much cheaper.”

“Okay, I think I’ll get this one.”

“Which one’s that?”

“Awake-all-night coffee. Obviously. It looks like it’s pretty easy to make too.”

“Looks weak to me.”


“The coffee beans are not, factually, grounded. And since you’ve been overworked recently, need sleep, and are only buying that to be able to stay up and watch TV, your choice of coffee beans was presented to me without the application of logic. Your illogically presented coffee beans that are not factually grounded are, therefore, weak.”

“Oh Lord, you’re working on a Trifecta post again, aren’t you? Also, it’s ground. Coffee beans are ground, not grounded.”

“Pfft. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to. And so what if I am?”

“No, levi-oh-sa, levio-sah. Especially given that you think language is your forte.”

“Bah, humbug.”

“Hmm, is that an admission of defeat I hear?”

“No. I’m just trying to remember what else was on the shopping list. Which you forgot at home.”

“Mhm. Sure.”

“What? I am!”

“Weak argument, Bro. Real weak.”


Think Twice

Friday, August 2, 2013

This weekend we’re asking for 33 of your own words inspired by the following photo.


[ another head hangs lowly ]

Streetlight Girl with…

Laptop Bag or Wardrobe-in-a-bag?

Hunched Teenager:

Angsty or starved?

Mother and baby –

How long sidewalk-mired?

“Another head hangs lowly” –

“Another day for you and me in paradise.”



*NB: Zombie is one of my all-time favorite songs: to play and to sing. [I got to perform it at the Hard Rock Cafe once, so very very good memories attached to it! ] I initially fell in love with the song because of the feel of the song and that its backstory is haunting: It was written by the band The Cranberries as a protest song in memory of two boys who were killed in bombings by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1993. If you want to know more, you can read more about the bombings here. It will make you appreciate the song that much more. Also, for anyone who missed it, and in explanation of my note, the picture used for this weekend’s prompt is titled “another head hangs lowly”, the intro line of the song Zombie.

…also, Another Day in Paradiseby Phil Collins, needs no explanation.