The Silver Tongued Devil - from "The Dream Diary"
Mercury is a natural element and can be found in small concentrations in various rocks. The most common way we are exposed to it is when it is used in our mouth as dental amalgam or when we eat fish that contain mercury. Exposure even in small amounts is a great danger to ourselves and even our animals. Inside the body mercury will act as a neurotoxin, harming our brain and nervous system.
"The dose makes the poison" Paracelsus
The Silver Tongued Devil
Where I walked and when I talked
If my mouth opened
A pile of fine silver was strung
Along the lining of my red tongue
Puzzled and bewildered
As to who would bestow this gift
My tongue set out to explore
Every nook, cranny and drawer
When it came upon a tooth
Whose filling had been hollowed out
The tooth fairy had applied a remedy
Against the Silver Tongued Devil - Mercury