Chipped

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Chipped
by John Carter

On her desk, she keeps an ancient blue tea cup
to whisk the spiders to safety,
outside.

When I kiss her,
I feel the spot on her front tooth,
chipped,
from when she fell.

Her gentle disposition
is the sum
of these tiny destructions.

This woman,
with her chipped tooth,
who keeps a cup
to save the spiders.

 

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