poem for the new year

happiness tastes
like copper
tastes
pointed, strange, conductive, conducive
changing the flavor of everything
that comes after

other things that may cause a metallic taste:
drugs and medications
infections
cancer treatment
pregnancy
epilepsy
dementia

all these altered states
tasting of pennies
fraying memory
slowly fading alkaline ecstasy
changing everything that comes after

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