…prior to five days ago.
I suffered unknowingly for close to four weeks
with this awful metallic soapy taste
in my mouth.
No amount of salt could dilute
this abstergent awful pungent state.
I was not ingesting antibiotics
nor was I crunching copper crumbs at breakfast.
As quickly as the onset of this malady hit, it’s remedy
Sadly, four weeks ago I had purchased a tube of toothpaste
as the one before it
had run out.
Being non brand loyal
I switched and had chose another.
I bought another brand of toothepaste.
That night my mouth turned saline!
Beware people of new and improved
for it may be bad and caustic.
Conglomerates are inventing concoctions;
new whitening sensations
to feed our consuming nation.
White is not all that great
if it comes at the price of homemade chicken stew
tasting akin to poultry conditioning shampoo.