Thursday, July 22, 2021


When you are seven
It is to be expected
But at fifty-six it is

But these days most
Have wisdom removed
While young

I always had a big
Mouth and even the
Dentist was amazed
That they had come in

So strong, at the back
Waiting to have a full

When your are young
You expect it but now
Now? Tooth loosening
And then it is in your

Fingertips edging the
Points, wondering how
The curved legs fit
In the sudden, hole

And you remember
When you were seven
And your brothers
Had the brilliant idea
To yank your bicuspid
Out with a string
As a sudden surprise

You are surprised