Sunday, November 05, 2006

Witnessing: My Daughter's Unhealthy Choices This Weekend

compulsive lip biting
saucer eyes

now

at the table
we are peaceful after 24
hours of no sleep

for her and precious
little for me
tender solutions

choices offer complex
detailed strategies

sagging

eyes lips bend to claw teeth
curling into a ravaging desecration
of my mouth on her face

as if she nibbles me
to my genes bites
what we share away joy

duty

pathos shitted away
or flakey pie crust relished

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