“Teeth” by Maeve Wander Amoroso

Maeve Wander Amoroso (age 5)


Whenever you count do you ever leave out one?
Whenever your lamp doesn’t shine, it means that it just
doesn’t shine.
Whenever you leave the dentist do you ever look in the free
toothpaste and see teeth?
I do.

from 2016 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Maeve Wander Amoroso: “Because you get to be alone when you do it and you get to have fun.”

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