UNDER THE PILLOW
The old dentures
on the shelf at the thrift shop
made us laugh
I wouldn't know she actually purchased them
until years later
when I felt teeth under my pillow
one very early Sunday morning.
Turns out she had been waiting days for me to notice.
We replay the joke on each other every so often.
Years go by
and there they are again, under the pillow.
Someday they'll end up back
on a shelf
at a thrift shop
some young couple will share a laugh
and maybe buy them.
The old joke finds its way
to being told again, and again.
Jeffrey Yamaguchi creates projects with words, photos, and video as art explorations, as well as through his work in the publishing industry. Find him on Twitter @jeffyamaguchi, or at: jeffreyyamaguchi.com
Photograph by Jeffrey Yamaguchi.