Day 104 – One of My Teeth Is Fake

one of my teeth is fake
what a secret to hold onto
when the delivery guy smiles
and when the boss is happy with me
or the boss is upset with me
and when my mirror gets lippy

they don’t know
but I know
a gold porcelain crown
is holding me down
and I don’t need
anything else

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Year 2: Day 88 – A Little Bit About Your Friends

Life is too short to speak
the soothing language
of dishonest friendship.
There is such little time to waste
building temporary houses
out of wax.
When the time has come for mourning,
I should want none who knew me well
to go spraying air freshener
all over my corpse.