They say the moon smells like gunpowder
Smells most acrid when I teethe
She asked me if I had black teeth
It’s not a book I’m familiar with
You never show them when you smile
How’d the ocean learn to live?
Why does it get so big and strong,
Only to hit dry land and unlearn it?
DANIEL UNCAPHER is an MFA candidate at Notre Dame whose work has appeared in The Baltimore Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Posit, Chantwood Magazine, Neon, and others.