Poetry

Gums

28 November 2019

Brown yuck
muck stuff
stuck in
teeth, gums.

Piles of waxen
sludge refuse
to budge
why don’t you
nudge away
the mucous
with viper
words,
toothpicks.

Your fungus
begins to
age inside
its new
porcelain cage
because

dental work doesn’t always rid rot.


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