toothbrush

Oral

It is not meant to be pretty,
this;
It is scrubbing,
thrusting,
whisking
and nearly gagging.
Your mind must wander
even as your hand
must hold the task.
The spittle will drop
and the throat constrict
with each stroke.
So it is perfected,
this craft,
this routine,
that welcomes the sun
and sees it to bed.

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