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Teeth More Importantly White

But you donít have to imagine them
That is because here they are, his teeth 
on the wrong side of invective
on the wrong side of spew
just the right verb, no?
on the wrong side of slur
in a flurry of words, important
to the air
the trembling molecules
disturbed
widening concentrically, a timpani
vibrating the tiny coiled cochlea
which hum on the wrong side
of the cup of an ear
scorn is a gateway drug
behind the molarsí weighty gleam.