The Seer and the Seen

The musketeer —> the musked; the buccaneer —> the bucked; the mountaineer —> the mounted; the privateer —> the deprived; the profiteer —> the profited; the marketeer —> the marketed; the brexiteer —> the exited; the rocketeer —> the rooked; the racketeer —> the racked.

The ‘-eer’ suffix endows the doer with a swagger of domination. The ‘-ed’ suffix drapes the done in the pale cast of screwed.

There are variants with reflux. Take ‘suck.’ The doer is the sucker. The done is the sucked or the suckered.

Or ‘lose.’ The doer is the loser and the done is the lost.

He’s still out there, good citizens. Secure the vote, foster voting, protect our elections.

Cryptic diptych.
(c) 2022 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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1 Response to The Seer and the Seen

  1. “The done is the sucked or the suckered”. Yep! 🙂

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