MEAT IN THE TEETH
By John Ross Harvey
How many people here eat meat?
Ever get it caught in your teeth?
You always get it stuck.
Pork, beef, chicken, meat gets stuck.
Even pepperoni from pizza gets stuck.
Toothpicks don’t work
Fingernails don’t work
Somehow, someway, it just goes away.
I think I know how.
Meat in the teeth gnomes come while you sleep.
They pull the meat out and feast for the night.
And you thought they just stood in your garden.
Do you have a better explanation?