My poems do not continue from day to day. They never have before. Teeth a good subject though.
My mother, who did not like
my father’s family much, they were
dour and New Englandish even though
they were all born in Eastern Europe
if Laura Ashley had been around then
they would have been fans my mother
did say often, as though it were
a source of family pride, Very Good Thing,
that my grandfather on the wrong side
died with every single tooth in his head
he hadn’t lost even one.