CROOKED SMILE

He has a crooked smile

and a gap between

his two front teeth.

His golden brown hair is thick

and straight

and perfect.

When he gets out

of the ocean

he shakes his head

back and forth

and every strand

falls back in place.

He has a splash of amber freckles

across his nose

that somehow

make him approachable,

He is tall and tanned

and when he emerges from the surf

the ocean’s foam

lingers as long as it can

kissing his shoulders.

There is a glint

in his green eyes

a sparkle

a twinkle

that more than hint

at his Irish roots.

He is clever

and funny

and his laugh

fills me up.

His crooked smile

holds me hostage.

He has a crooked smile

and a gap between

his two front teeth.

Kathy Keogh

 

 

 

 

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