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Ode to Spacers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Oh lovely azure rubber bands,
How you space apart my teeth so exquisitely,
So in three days I can get a wire attached to them.

I love the two hundred milligrams of Motrin,
Taken every day,
So I can eat without bringing pain.

How irritating you are as you push my teeth aside,
This will stay with me always,
A constant reminder of your presence.

The lisp you give me I admire even more.
As my tongue runs over your smooth, rubbery surface,
Making it difficult to pronounce my th's.

I will surely miss you,
Once I have brackets glued to my teeth,
Oh lovely azure rubber bands.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Keli123 said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 10:23 pm
i understand completely. i still have my braces but for me the spacers were worse then the actual braces. i didnt eat at all with them regaurdless of how many pain killers i took. glad im getting my braces off soon :)
SarahD said...
Nov. 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm
This makes me so glad I never had to have those.
CatherineK said...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm
This is great! It is a genius topic to write about! I love it!
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