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The Tooth Faerie - In Collaboration with Nina Parmetner


The word on faerie lips, I’ve heard -
A gleaming, white, pristine, grade A...
Baby tooth. And rarely used.
A solid, shining, well-endowed,
enamel-laden tooth. I’m wowed!

And.... 

It’s in the next town!
Flyable!
I gather my reliable
Companion faeries...

and 
     we’re 
           off.

Now, they’ll be the distractions
from this night-time interaction.
One can change into a rat, and one a bat. 
And, readers, THAT
Is how you keep 
prying 
parents
BUSY.
 
I’ll be the procurer 
of the tooth. Magnifico!
Window’s just open. In we go,
My troops and I,
A squeeze.... a wiggle...
We’re there. 
We giggle. 

The holder of the tooth
Is fast asleep.
So in we creep,
And there she is - blonde, dainty pinkish lips.  
And I'll admit 
she’s pretty cute.
Though drools a bit.
 
And now... the moment...
I lift the pillow....
And that’s it! I have no doubt!
And look, some gore is hanging out!

I don’t mind telling you, I quite like that bit.
Anyway, I scrape off the food.... 
Oh, mercy me....
Spinach for tea.
But...

It’s gorgeous.
Flawless.
A tooth without a mark, a nick 
Or dent. Enamel slick
and gleaming new
as the first day
It came through!
 
My troops and I - we dance in glee
around the bed - unstoppably!
And our giggles wake... 
no one.
A
Perfect
Score!
 
We fly out, we’re elated
They’ll rejoice
We will be feted
And paraded all through Faerie Town!
They’ll pull the other posters down
And photograph our faerie faces
All the faerie places
Will be graced 
With our fair countenances!
We’ll launch such legends and romances!
What’s more!
What’s more!
The Grand Dame of the council... she’ll be BOUNCING
With excitement and announcing
Our awards and trophies shining
We’ll be signing
Faerie books and faerie hands
Our names will sing through all the land!
Oh, a treasure was scored today!
We’re laughing, laughing all the way 
Home. Careful! 
Don’t drop our
Treasure, for with that,
all our high dreams would....

Oh.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/1/2019 9:18:00 PM
Hahahahaaa! ;D Can't believe I missed this gem from two of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE poets! Fabulously fun write my friend, you both out-did yourselves! Love and FAV it!! ;)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 8/1/2019 10:00:00 PM
Thank you. We had fun doing this. I kept wanting to collaborate with Nina again, but she is terribly busy with her two young ones. Maybe when they get married in about twenty years! Ha!
Date: 6/3/2018 2:22:00 PM
Fabulous collaboration Caren and Nina your humourous pens blend so well together:-) hugs Jan xx
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 6/4/2018 4:39:00 AM
Thank you Jan. We had a lot of fun with this.
Date: 6/3/2018 9:43:00 AM
Thank you for allowing me into your world Caren! Great fun :o)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 6/3/2018 10:11:00 AM
I am the one who was honored, Nina. Thank you for collaborating with me on this!