An Undergraduate Literary Journal from UW-Milwaukee

Morning Routine

by John Nichols 

 

My, what a smooth jaw we have today. 
Haven’t we done well? 

We had best not smile 
lest the hairs show 
their wiry length 
tangled and knotted 
between our teeth. 

Mmm, but what a smooth jaw we have today. 

Haven’t we don’t well?

 

John Nichols is a native of Lake Geneva, WI, currently living in Milwaukee. A student of English literature, he is also fond of cycling, traveling, and playing guitar.