There’s a man

held together by toothpicks,

in a hospital bed

next to a tray of teeth,

who reaches

& reaches up,

but the children press

him back into the sheets.

And, though they’ve made their peace

a dozen-dozen times,

He can’t break free

from their tethered reach

he is an angel caught in mid-flight

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