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2012-01-19T21:47:01-05:00January 19th, 2012|Parenthood|

The tenderness of gums

He whimpers
a steady protest
against the sharp white
stony teeth erupting
through his gums

pausing
his lament
only for a moment
each time I finish
the silly song
I’ve made up for him
on the spot

to clap
and smile.