My tooth Cracked. into two today
-Pieces- when they removed it
(They were already removing it), 
I guess
It hung on just as long as it could.

Chewing diligently through my
Comfort foods and keeping space for
My tongue
When it needed holding
It’s been eight months today, did you know that?
Since You fell down and probably died.
But you kept so quiet we held perfectly,

For days to be sure.

Do you know how many times times eight it is 
That someone has only heard themselves
When they speak to comfort me
and I have had to bite my tongue?