From the collection And Don’t Come Back, 2021.
Tell that supposed well-meaning
old mouth crammed with pointed teeth
serrated kind remarks never
exactly Smooth things over
they saw through good intentions
they leave score marks
Tell that old mouth
I have a fine set of pointed teeth
11 thoughts on “False Teeth”
I’m picturing these teeth–sort of nightmarish! 🙂
Yes. I hope so because I think words hurt, I don’t care what the old saying is…
Ooooft! I have met many the person whose words are vicious, sharp, cutting. The metaphor of the teeth is perfect.
Thank you. People sure can be very cruel and I sometimes think of it as if they are shredding meat with their teeth, even if all they are doing is talking…
Wow! This is wonderful in so many ways! Just wow!!
Thank you. And thank you! I appreciate your enthusiasm very much.
Ha ! Nice One
I’m thinking of illustrating this one for Kerfuffle, if that’s Ok ?
Sounds great! Thank you.
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