• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 08

Canine Teeth

You trained your animal
To be polite and vegetarian,
To speak softly
Canine teeth wearing off from chewing plants and over thinking
While the world’s sabre-toothed tiger teeth
Are expressing themselves, shiny and sharp
Are things beyond your reach real?
Your carry around your sepia fantasies
In your empty pockets
No hiding places
Or secret animals
Only your own
Which is too softly spoken
But you can’t kill