• Danny D. Ford


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


my smile

had changed forever

"Dent" by Danny D. Ford