Image: Uncontrolled bonfire (here)
11 of 12 given words:
enact meager spark day quarter nicotine fusion queasy
mealy (feeling rough and dry in your mouth)
parapraxis (thought to reveal unconscious wishes or attitudes)
scapegrace (a habitually unscrupulous person; scamp.)
What was there to enact
Perhaps not just some meager episode
Did you remember what they did?
Not the one that sparked things off!
Yes, that was the one
For a day and a quarter it was utter confusion
Just to prove nicotine was harmless
And nothing queasy about it but just
a mealy feeling in the mouth
They decided to put it to test
Not unlike a parapraxis but with a
wicked desire to cause mischief
They did not wish just to smoke a fag
But lighted up at a petrol station
That was their weird idea of fun
A fusion of a scapegrace and a nut
What a conflagration!
MLMM's Wordle #137 January