Poemdog

Dogs 2018

TWIN LEAKS
(6/20/18)

"it's cracked
in three
different directions

there's nothing
that I
can do with it"

the dentist
was telling me
that he'd have
to pull
the tooth

the direct
opposite
to one
on the other side
that had been
removed
a couple
of years before

at least
I would be
balanced
now

almost
as if
I had done it
on purpose

24 years
of drinking

of marginal
dental hygiene

had led me
to this point

a lisping
Okie

still

considering
that I had
no great hopes
of making 40

to be 58

sober

even with
holes
in my head

seems
an unexpected
miracle

a bit
of grace

much
appreciated