Cavity

(Approx. 22°20'N 120°53'E. Photo credit: The Author)

The effect of gravity upon the teeth
One underestimates for an overbite:
The subtle invisibility of its
Underhanded down-pulling that none can sense
Underwhelms, so we must overcompensate
Keeping the jaw wide as leviathan
Welcoming the circulation of the Qi
Into the ribbed vessel of flesh that captures
For eighty-odd orbits 'round a burning bush
The unsullied, unspoiled ovarian
Soul, buoyed, afloat in riparian bowl:
The gold sphere of our Ptolemaic lattice.
This ought to be our practice, yet we refrain
Resentful antagony, the gods disdain

--Richard Kuslan, 2019