she has one tooth in the front that is turning brown. when she smiles it
looks like a darkened doorway. lights out, shut tight, there was always
one house like this on my block every Halloween. vampire dares ghost to
go on the porch, touch the door. every 9 year old needs a Boo Radley. but
Boo didn’t hide behind teeth. and if you ran up on her porch and
touched her darkened door and she opened up all you would find is her
tongue. but you are not 9 years old anymore, and maybe this is precisely
what you are looking for?
from my chapbook the confusion will be enough for them to leave you alone, published by Chance Press, 2009.