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Bored Thoughts in the Dentist’s Office This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

The waiting room is crammed with
carefully arranged
sticky nylon chairs.
Magazines clutter the coffee table,
amid ads for invisalign and whitening products.
False smiles and perfectly white teeth.
The name of the brand is Trés White,
which I find pretty ironic.
Don't mix French with English,
my teacher would say.
But I can kind of see why they did.
Very White,
in French,
translates to trés blanc.
I guess that doesn't sound quite as appealing
Who wants black teeth?
They have mastered the art of sounding
fancy,
without actually being technically accurate.
Geez, I hope they don't have the same motto
For the actual product.

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SaphiraBrightscalesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:43 am:
Me likey :D haha, Love the punchline! EPIC.
 
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beautifulspiritThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm:
Cool, funny poem with a random twist~
 
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notebookgirlThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm:
hehe i like it :)
 
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