by Kevin T McEneaney

A slurry, sloppy subject to speak of.

In French: niege fondue, snow fondue,

charmingly comic as cuisine comment.

English appropriates the world from Welsh

since they had no previous world for it.

Wales hospitably provides messy slush.



Anglo-Saxons arrived as merc soldiers

protecting eastern coastline from pirates.

Having come from Denmark, they brought with them

Danish words for weather: rain, sleet, breeze, cold.



Slush is comic as well as repulsive,

a momentary annoyance in life,

more fascinating to a younger child,

not worth a sage remark from an adult.