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sam hernandez

How To Be Toothless

the need ender 

does whatever

soothes her tender


from her platform

built on pablum in 

clouty abundance 

no amount of 

skin shedding  

changes the fact 

warm poet is 

an anagram for 


in my red rented eden 

I’m a snake 

I have no house 

I have no feet 

and past my few teeth 

white droplets 


from a rubber tree

portend the end of

wild civilization

Sam Hernandez (she/her) is a poet who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her work explores the relationship between the surreal to the mundane. She considers herself to be a nonreligious nun.

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