i had a dream last night
that i was a very tiny human being
and i sat in the mouths of people as they went about their daily life.
i sat right behind your teeth,
curled up on your tongue
and listened to all the things you said
and drowned in everything you ate.
for some reason in this dream,
what happened in your mouth showed your character.
like, people lied.
a lot of people only ate carrots.
some didn't eat at all.
some people ate mcdonald's
and chomped on their food
and gave me a headache.
the things you would say would make your teeth rattle.
side to side quaking...
mostly when you'd say something you really didn't mean.
i'd sit and look at all your gold teeth
or your cavities
and listen to you say your hellos and goodbyes
or i love yous
or get away from mes
and i just marvelled at how much you can find out about a person by sitting in their mouth
and how much i loved people
even when they lied through their teeth.
that rattling, though.
that was scary for a girl of my size.
and i prayed that you stop your lying
so i could admire you as you were.
i love people
and their mouths
and everything that happens in them.