Monday, December 21, 2009


Your wife, thirty-seven years, had
all of her teeth pulled out.

She stayed with her

another town,
her mouth open in gaps.

The next day she went back. Twenty-
eight straight white teeth will not take off

weight, nine of your children,
years of marriage.

They will change
her whole face.

She will smile more, laugh more,
She will feel more. She will want you

to respond to this. She wants you to take her in your arms,

kiss her shiny
new teeth,

run your husband
tongue all over them.

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