nsf you

 

 
‘you have model breath’
by quilty
 

‘you have model breath’ 

your breath smells like
teeth stung by the acid
of stomach bile
 
like come
and smoke
& & &
 
no bread,
say that much, no
mayo, the little hairs
inside Tod’s nostrils,
those “gay tubes of leather”
(Anonymous)
 

no reeking lamp

or academic paunch
 
microbrew

nor queso
 
I prefer the milkbone mouth
of the Labrador
 
anyday
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

except today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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