• Danny D. Ford

Dent

I ran right into Luke Smith



Smith being one of the most common English surnames



it was always likely

to happen



I bit the concrete

hard & fast



dinner ladies came



put one half

of my adult front teeth

in a cup of milk



I stared at it



there on the headmaster’s coffee table



it didn’t hurt

but I could tell


from wincing faces

staring


my smile


had changed forever

"Dent" by Danny D. Ford