Bitter metallic lies. on the tongue. On the skin. a chill. Under otherwise sunny. Through the skin. Felt. We never smiles. The tongue a muscle. muscles. shuddering. flex of. bend into. An exercise. repetitions. Wipe it off. away. No, no. and the hands. no. Lick batteries. that taste again. as the words leave. the lips. the mouth. used to: accustomed or past. weird. mended. No more familiar or same. nothing absolute. resolution unfounded. Of the mouth. the throat. paper lantern voice box. Set fire. talk of it. Salivary unguence. unmeant. unquenched. Thrown out. every way imaginable. bitter. Metallic smiles. on the tongue.