You brush your teeth- by Juan M.S

You brush your teeth every day while

the coffee of slumber ulcerates my stomach,

and you go out to a snow blast while

indoors everything dulls my daring.

I forget not to sleep while

you’re combing your hair,

the party isn’t over,

and you come back fatigued when

I awake to the dazzling

certitude of nothingness.

Oh, you’ll dream, you’ll rouse,

you’ll wonder, you’ll settle

for happiness that fills you

with certainty and comfort,

while you brush your teeth and I again forget

to set the alarm today so I can wake up tomorrow.

And in a karmic world when my passion conjures you

you’ll ask what’s become of my tuneless songs

and I’ll have lived many lives, with and without you,

I’ll have loved you and forgotten you

many times, you

loved and forgotten,

nothing between us except

love and oblivion, love and

oblivion, love and




I'm a writer born in Argentina, but currently living in Poland. I work as an English and French teacher, translator and copywriter.

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