For Another Schoolkid, This Time About Soda

My word what decibels in your teeth
are stripping fast the collective
enamel wisdom of family dentists!

There is guile too, in those
pops and cranial cackles;

birthed in Atlanta Coke bottles,
in innumerable cafeteria scuffles
for the best tummy rumble and
limb shuffled caffeine bubbles
in the afternoon.

Whole classrooms of addicts!

Whole hallways scratching for their fix,
the after swoon and running home
stay up all night kicks.

O fructose, sucrose calling–

I am but yours
if you’ll have my oral offerings


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