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Amy Brown

Bad Habit

My bite is orally wrong;
it’s unnatural
the dentist said.
and abraded.
What if I lose
the only person who loves it?
The architecture
is all gothic arches
askew angles
jutting inward and outward.
Blood blisters hang on my cheeks
like Black Doris plums
tended by my molars’
constant rubbing.
I fill the hard palate
with my tongue
finding the depth
the dentist said was evidence
of a thumb sucker.
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