“Don’t mollycoddle me,” she shrilled, spittle flying from vermillion lipstick slashed mouth. “Can’t stop milkman from visiting my bedroom!”

Head swiveling like a goose-neck lamp, searching for milk bottle so sure I’d hidden.

Pernicious nature of her descent into dementia. I, monkey wrench in her plans; cause of dust bunnies in her head; source of her vexatious angst.

Stranded together in rowboat of her jejune existence, struggling for control of oars.

© Lorraine

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Thanks, Pat, for featuring my word list for this week’s wordle # 172: monkey wrench; dust bunny; jejune [naïve, simplistic, and superficial|(of ideas or writing) dry and uninteresting]; rowboat; goose-neck lamp; dementia; angst; vexatious [causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration or worry| denoting an action or the bringer of an action that is brought without sufficient grounds for winning, purely to cause annoyance to the defendant]; pernicious [having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way]; mollycoddle; milk bottle; vermillion lipstick [vermilion is a brilliant red pigment made from mercury sulfide (cinnabar)].

I had no idea how I’d wordle my word list – this kinda formed itself this morning.

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