Monday, April 16, 2007


My teeth were whiter and prettier before I discovered the sweet addiction of coffee. Years of caffeine staining each tooth their own individual color, cream, butter, rice paper, ivory. The sharp edges got thinner daily from aging and pregnancy. The calcium leached from my perfect teeth to feed the fetus that used to live inside me until the enamel was near translucent. I don’t smile much anymore. Aleathia Drehmer 2007 Published by The Outsider Writers 6/07

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