I was about 9 and the tooth
that was loose was the tooth that was chipped.
The tooth that was loose that was chipped was my buck top.
That tooth and I had a recent history in preschool.
Now I'm just glad to get rid of it.
That tooth was chipped when I had used myself
as a bowling ball as my fellow classmates used themselves
as bowling pins on a slope of whip cream.
And now that it was loose meant that it wasn’t a witness
to that day of my life.