Stories tagged teeth

Gas Making You Sick?

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It was a sore molar that was giving me trouble, on the bottom right. The dentist, about whose adulterous affairs everybody in the neighborhood knew and whispered about, ts-ts-ts'ed me and murmured "decay" before pulling out the drill.

Ode to a Pouting Lip

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This ounce of glistening flesh protrudes like an inmate grasping past the bars.

Bunions

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You should really see my father's bunions. They are as obnoxious as fuchsia bowling bowls.

A smile is worth 1000 teeth

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I was desperate for a social life but I couldn’t go out because I was too embarrassed to smile.

Sweet Tooth

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There was a hole in my tooth. It wouldn't let anything go.

Standards

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All I ask is that the guy has teeth and an income. More important are the teeth because he can always get a job, but he can’t un-rot the teeth he’s lost to meth.

Cavity

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his perfect ivory voice telling me i brush too hard. …as if he cared

#25 Missing Volume (Poem)

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Hollow right like stars alight we sing to open space of astral things, There once, the goat played, ate, was lively, had ownership

Spirit Voices Saying Yes

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some are cameras, some are daggers, some are sauces pans, others are swords, and some will run off and others will burn a hole into the spot which they land.

2 poems

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What if your teeth fell like so many rain drops gathered in a river

Salt and Light

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As clever as clean bed sheets

Teeth - Yet Another Obsession

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The teeth I want must hold significance. Like the quote, “it’s not the destination that matters, it’s the journey,” for me, it’s the connection that I’ve had with someone and the story behind the lost tooth that interests me.

Friends

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I reach out and grab a can of soup with each hand and spin them around to dive into this much-heralded sodium situation. It's a landslide. I almost smile as I put low sodium back and continue to hold tightly onto regular.

The Atheist of Mirrors

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Don't mistake my eyes for supplication. My invisibility is your nightmare.