–verb (used with object)
1. to destroy the smoothness or evenness of.
2. to erect (the feathers), as a bird in anger.
3. to disturb, vex, or irritate.
4. to turn (the pages of a book) rapidly.
5. to pass (cards) through the fingers rapidly in shuffling.
6. to draw up (cloth, lace, etc.) into a ruffle by gathering along one edge.
–verb (used without object)
7. to be or become ruffled; undulate; flutter.
8. to be or become vexed or irritated.
9. to put on airs; swagger.
10. a break in the smoothness or evenness of some surface; undulation.
11. a strip of cloth, lace, etc., drawn up by gathering along one edge and used as a trimming on a dress, blouse, etc.
12. some object resembling this, as the ruff of a bird.
13. disturbance or vexation; annoyance; irritation.
14. a disturbed state of mind; perturbation.
I let the wind ruffle my wings
And your flippancy, my heart,
Dreaming of ironing boards.
9th April 2020
16 hours ago