i don’t like how the red wine
stains my teeth,
but i never mind the white.
it gnaws at the enamel,
exposing the nerves while
calming my own
and in a tipsy,
capital t Textbook anxiety dream of
teeth falling out 
i clench my jaw and
wear my canines down
night after night,
until my partner wakes me up to tell me that
i’m doing it again;
until water stings when it’s too cold;
until my dentist tells me
i should try not to be so
stressed out
all the time;
it’s not good for my