Written for: Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 29
For today’s prompt, write a metric poem. Most of the world uses the metric system to measure things out; not so much in the States. But there are meters and liters, and the occasional millimeters. Also, poetry uses metrics (the study of meter in poetry). And metrics, in a general sense, can measure various things by a common denominator–even inches and/or teaspoons.
An aunt of mine used to diet,
drinking something they called Metrecal.
I do not know if you can still buy it,
but I remember it tasted quite foul.
Better to cut down your portions
and avoid stomach misfortunes.