When My Teeth Grow Teeth

When My Teeth Grow Teeth

A Poem by barleygirl
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bad case of morning breath . . .

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When organisms blooming
among the scum clusters on
my teeth start growing teeth.

After a smile and my lips don’t
come back together, snagged
on a snaggletooth with teeth.

When I exhale a wicked cloud
of swirling impervious exhaust
not having taken a puff of stuff.

People look away from my grin
with expressions of revulsion
like all those tiny tooth sprouts
are a squirmy wad of maggots.

When the mistress of a house
hands me the spittoon thinking
a wad of tabacky knobs my maw.

That’s when I know it’s time
to pull out the steel-bristle brush
I use to freshen my dog’s breath.

© 2020 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
some mornings are worse than others . . .

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Sooooo - I should never wish to kiss you? Is this some type of defensive mechanism you've come up with?

Just read your self-comment below. Are you referring to the self-quarantining due to the virus? I'm home now all day with my wife,whose school is closed perhaps for the rest of the year At the rate we're going if the virus doesn't get us, one of us will get the other.

Not to worry though, our Exalted Leader has lied to us to say, It will all be over soon. Ha! Ha!
Take care - Dave


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

As usual, this airhead is just throwing down silly words in a superficial way, but I always marvel a.. read more



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Margie are you a mouth breather? Do you awaken to pools of saliva sticking to your chin and basting your pillow? With the overnight marinating of midnight snacks revenge in a rebirth in putritude cascading your nostrils in fetid aromatic malodorous melodies? or is that just me? LOL

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

You are making it very tempting to write another poem about the vagaries of mouth-breathers! There's.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

2 Weeks Ago

bad doggy! says Bad Bunny:) he he
Sooooo - I should never wish to kiss you? Is this some type of defensive mechanism you've come up with?

Just read your self-comment below. Are you referring to the self-quarantining due to the virus? I'm home now all day with my wife,whose school is closed perhaps for the rest of the year At the rate we're going if the virus doesn't get us, one of us will get the other.

Not to worry though, our Exalted Leader has lied to us to say, It will all be over soon. Ha! Ha!
Take care - Dave


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

As usual, this airhead is just throwing down silly words in a superficial way, but I always marvel a.. read more
wow, even garlic would be a step in the right direction....(smile)
on second thought, don't....

sure having some fun reading you tonight.
j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Ice-cold rain for days has kept me sequestered here with my madness. The rest of the world will soon.. read more
Margie, you do have a way of getting earthy. A squirmy wad of maggots. Did you steal that one from Charles Bukowski?

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Be honest, I'm not a reader of poetry, except here at the cafe. Don't know C.B., but will check him .. read more
John the Baptist

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks for the heads up. Now I think I will abandon my lifelong dream of building a cabin in The Gre.. read more
A good short read while on world-wide lock down.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I am on lifelong lockdown in the wilderness, that's why I get so weird & creepy sometimes. Don't wor.. read more
The image is charming, the scent quite complete, but I doubt I would be pursuing whatever it is that you eat
could that be wacky tobaccy


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Charming writing . . . you should know all about how that goes! My eating habits aren't as perverse .. read more
Do you wear false teeth > Mine began to hurt so now I have gaps where my teeth should be

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

All my own, so far! But they're quickly crumbling, so who knows how long these decades-old crowns wi.. read more

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