Love Poem: Toothpaste Words
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Written by: Jaycee Cervenka

Toothpaste Words

Toothpaste words
Squeezed out 
With all the vigor of a three year old;
Smeared across 
The surface of our marriage-
Abrasive and Burning.

Harmful if swallowed.
Killing germs of trust and respect
Fighting calcified love
Results proven.  It works.

So keep squeezing the tube.
When it's all washed away,
I will have a fresh breath,
And you'll be holding
Just an empty tube
And the knowledge that 
Toothpaste words can never be taken back. 

JSC 2004

This is another archive piece, I'm sharing here.  It is not current or personal, so comment as you wish.