A Little Less Perspiration

Oh empty deodorant can
Why do you sit there
On my bathroom shelf
Mocking me with your emptiness?

I should have thrown you out
Several days ago
When first you stopped providing me
With forty-eight hour protection

Protection from what?
You don’t actually say
I presume it is from
Excessive perspiration?

Superfluous sweat
Can be socially awkward
But isn’t the word ‘protection’
Overselling your value a bit?

And why make such a fuss
About the fact you contain zinc
Is zinc even that helpful
In the battle against perspiration?

Maybe zinc is vital,
But if that’s the case,
Why does your replacement
Rely on silver ions instead?

Oh empty deodorant can
Why are you still there?
Perhaps it’s time I bought
A bin for my bathroom

  10 comments for “A Little Less Perspiration

  1. whiskey0000
    July 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks for the laugh. We have all met the “empty deodorant can”.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. July 21, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Am I really the only one collecting them on purpose?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. July 21, 2015 at 6:29 am

    I’ve nominated you for an award, please accept:

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Oh that was a treat. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks – based on a true story you know…

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 21, 2015 at 8:22 pm

        Hey, everyone has pretended to have some beauty aid or another until the replacement is purchased!

        Liked by 1 person

      • July 21, 2015 at 8:30 pm

        True – I’ll do it again before the year is out…


  5. July 23, 2015 at 12:18 am

    This post stinks. HAHAHA!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. July 25, 2015 at 2:11 pm

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