I will wash my teeth again this year,
shower away the scent of salty sweat.
I’ll shave the stubble from my chin
and trim the hairs within my nostrils short.
I’ll cut my nails, keep eyebrows in their place,
suck out the wax that blocks my straining ears.
I’ll dry the feet, prevent a pungent smell.
All this I swear to do before year end.
Surely you spent some years subtracting time
from work to carry out such rituals?
You must be committed to keep so clean,
you use the latest market-leading brands.
It’s clarity of mind and purity
of purpose that secretes consistency.