Sunday, May 1, 2016


bodies betray
there was a hole in my head
a gape
where once a wisdom tooth
rotted to soft brown powder
'that's right sweetheart'
the oral surgeon said
'nice and easy.
won't even hurt'

so there was a hole
in my head
where something was
and then was not

that was last week,
the week before.
now i run my tongue
along smooth pink gum
no pain, no ache
just wholeness

as though nothing was lost

bodies betray
healing resiliently, they lie
scars fade
muscles strengthen
until facing the light
they say
'we are whole

bodies betray 

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