Enter Home Planet News Poetry of Issue #4                         Page 47
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                       Ablution Annoyance Number 1


                       My new toothbrush is a name brand.

                    Cost roughly the same as my last one,

                       But the new dental tool is spindly,

                             Has a narrow brush head.

                           I can’t fit sufficient paste on it

                           To make my choppers gleam.

                      Bad enough it’s girly-pink and white.

                               Featherweight─a toy.

                      No match for my decades-old teeth.

          I abhor wielding a Lilliputian dental implement

                           In my Brobdingnagian hand.

                      I demand a toothbrush with gravitas.

                    Iris N. Schwartz