“Her nights are full of the red teeth of death”

from Life / Dead Man’s Float


In pulpal chambers

filled with pain and anger

Death rages in agony

-of which she finds funny

“I’ll trade you,”she says

“3 root canals for more years”

“Anything!”he yells

dissolving in throbbing tears

She drills into roots 

Not fearing lawsuits 

She crowns him with pearly caps

masking the crimson fear of Death’s trap

Death turns to glower

(as she says)

“Hope you like your makeover!”

So when next you see death

within a mile

The only thing you’ll observe 

is his winning smile!

©Vivian Zems

       Day 6 of Jilly’s “28 Days of Unreason”