Mar. 5th, 2011

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Okay, so today I got drunk in the middle of the afternoon with the rest of my office. Then, in order to overcome my "But it's not bedtime yet gdi gdi" mini-hangover, I drank too much caffeine, became wired, spent too much time googling, and FINALLY found a poem that a professor read aloud in a workshop I took three years ago. I didn't write down the name or author of it at the time, and I have thought about it without being able to remember enough to find it since. I am, seriously, fucking ecstatic--THREE YEARS I HAVE SEARCHED, AND NOW IT IS MINE AGAIN.

I thought I'd share it, so I never lose it again you guys can see it, because it is gorgeous ♥

A Little Tooth
by Thomas Lux

Your baby grows a tooth, then two,
and four, and five, then she wants some meat
directly from the bone. It's all

over: she'll learn some words, she'll fall
in love with cretins, dolts, a sweet
talker on his way to jail. And you,

your wife, get old, flyblown, and rue
nothing. You did, you loved, your feet
are sore. It's dusk. Your daughter's tall.

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