The Mouth Knows

I once knew a girl dancing on the edge of a thin, white tooth.

Swaying in the breath.

And when her shoes broke the lips knew her day had come.

The vengeance of a tongue.

A forgotten swallow, for she wasn’t worth a bite.

[BIO]: Brent is currently an adjunct lecturer of English at City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle.

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