Tuesday, January 2, 2024


It's not, as supposed, 
that the youth 
do not know 

that they're all going to die 
without their teeth 
in the end. No,

the real designation 
of those who are 

and tender, 
and finespun, and 
slight enough 

to be young 
is: they don't understand that, 
until the end comes, 

they'll be 
more than willing 
to pull out each molar, 

after the other—just 
to keep living.