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What Is In A Mouth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

i always held the Communion wafer
under my tongue
to let it dissolve.
because my mother said you should never press your teeth
into the Eucharist
since it's the bread-flesh of the savior
and so disrespectful to
chew.

i always held my palm open and out flat
with the slice of silver bridle's bit
across my hand like the arrow on a ­compass's face.
and the horse would
open its chimney rock teeth
and into its mouth
accept its fate.

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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Felix G. said...
Dec. 13, 2013 at 10:46 am:
I love the article because it relates a lot about myself
 
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