Sunday, June 04, 2006

Nellie Bridge

Curtains for You

You say you like it when my teeth show
so I reveal smile after smile
of bright white teeth.
Until you are a little scared.

But don't worry.
It's not a dead end.
Teeth are like gates.
You can always get around them.

Nellie Bridge grew up in Washington State. Her poems are appearing
soon in Rattapallax and the New Delta Review. She works at the Authors
Guild and lives in Brooklyn.