#2,440 Risus Sardonicus

Rictus grin –
after sardonic herbs
have been imbibed –
tang on lips
taken as a quick solution –
left as
a fixed smile after scalding –
shortcut to shy any ageing’s auld
ways –
a choice of it –
fleet poison
to summon shortcuts –
These are
my countdown daily rituals
ill-practice & time] –
a smile on my face after supping