the mouth is full of soil

while on the pathway
it is noticed that the mouth is full of soil
rich black moist
the realization is surprising
sloughed of skin feces organic particulates
attempts are made to expel the material
nematodes isopods larva of various kinds
but it never seems to fully leave the buccal cavity
bacterium mycelium a full spectrum
of sacred designs
preparations have not been made
to receive this transformative material
the reaction is disgust
(especially the taste of earthworms)
the wandering continues
with discarded clods left along the pathway