Dirty Dentures Haikus

Five poems hobbled teeth lost in pockets.

Published by Michael Sean Erickson

I write, act, and produce films in Los Angeles. Everything else is conjecture.

3 thoughts on “Dirty Dentures Haikus

    1. “Chatty dentures” indicates that the man is talkative but insubstantial. His words are the semblance of real words, just like dentures are the semblance of real teeth. His words can be taken out and discarded, just like dentures. “Weeping whiskers” indicates melodrama. It is ostentatious weeping for the sake of being noticed. He is fake and showy, which is also indicated by his tan. Once we see that the man in this haiku is in essence a melodramatic and talkative fraud, we see that this showman is “half off the sale price.” Everything about him is puffery meant to sell you something, and his puffery is worth less than even the sale price.

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