“At the End of the Day”
By Hedy-Jo Huss, Soldotna
Hey, “at the end of the day,” I’m pooped
TV announcers and the press
tell the news to rest.
“At the end of the day went viral.
So overused, that phrase gets me riled.
Teenagers wore out “awesome.”
Now it’s “inside the beltway.”
What can we say.
Repetition of “across the aisle,”
I now find vile.
“Ratchet it up!” is as worn out as my carpet,
but they always harp it.
Political phrases come and go.
Too long they often remain, you know.
All this “vetting”!
It has me sweating.
If you were in their shoes,
what new catchwords would you choose?