Sodium toxicity results in the shrinking of cellular tissues, especially
in the brain and lungs, causing cellular paralysis.
Lithium toxicity results in renal failure, severe cognitive
Iodine toxicity results in dermal ulcers, a constant metallic taste
coating your mouth & tongue – like something is wrong
and you haven’t yet realized that what’s wrong is
you’re not what they say you are, and
Iron toxicity results in abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, then
a curious pause in which you think things are getting better
before you experience seizures, liver failure,
and glycemic failure
Nitrite toxicity results in the over production of hemoglobin, which
is to say it sends more iron all throughout your body.
Which is to say just because someone doesn’t abuse
you directly doesn’t mean they didn’t
contribute to your abuse, amplify it,
send it brainward
Nitrate toxicity results in the body’s inability to carry
oxygen in the blood
Manganese toxicity results in erratic motor skills impairment,
depersonalization, disassociation, loss of sense of self
Potassium toxicity results in cardiac arrhythmia & eventual
Sulphur toxicity results in aggravation of bronchial-respiratory
distress & pulmonary dysfunction. Not classified as
especially dangerous, it is most experienced
in toxic amounts as a restriction of the
airway, as a microaggression, a gas
set to sweep past the box
of lit matches you
You understand my meaning, Excelsior. There is nothing to drink here.
You have nothing to offer me. You understand my metaphor, Excelsior.
How I tried to filter
all of this
In the purified water industry they call the filtering process “reverse
osmosis” and we both understand this, Excelsior. We both understand
how I carry your toxicity with me, how I picked it up without knowing
what I was swallowing. You handed me a glass of water. It was cold. So
what if it smelled like sewer eggs, so what if it was occluded. You said it
was cold. You said it was pure.