This is just poetry. It won't save you, but it may locate you so that a rescue party can be sent out. — Dean Blehert

Thursday, February 26, 2009


The sweetest human smile consists,
for most creatures,
of sharp teeth.

[Note: In our fears of beasts, we sometimes forget that we are at the top of the food chain. Some of the critters we smile at--for example, dogs and cats--may see a smile in ways that would surprise us. I've known dogs who smiled when in fearful propitiation. They didn't have happy smiles, though they did laugh. (I wrote a book of poems about dogs, called I SWEAR HE WAS LAUGHING.) I suppose there are a few species (Orangutans?) who smile pleasantly. But for most, a show of teeth is a threat.]

[Note: To make me smile (hungrily?), ask me about how to get one of my books!]

Dean Blehert
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