In the Morning

The tooth fairy collects my wisdom teeth

during a drug-induced sleep.

Now I am only allowed to eat

pureed beets with a rubber spoon.

I vomit in red and eat through

the walls of my bedroom.

Break my teeth on my down duvet.

Catch up on swim club anime

Mid-race Haruka makes me cry,

Oxycodone type of high.

my ceiling breathes with me, through one nostril,

the other is plugged with pus,

and mucus, fills my cheekbone, behind my eye

My mouth sticks dry, tongue tastes my own blood

In the graves where my teeth once stood.


Mahaila Smith found a piece of horse mandible, teeth included: they were much bigger than her own.