Your wife, thirty-seven years, had
all of her teeth pulled out.
She stayed with her
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
run your husband
tongue all over them.