The White Stuff on the Side of Your Mouth

We get this White Stuff
on the Side of Our Mouths
we all do, we can’t
help it.

It’s kind of disgusting
although harmless
except when it goes
unnoticed
because then it is
noticed by others
who usually don’t
say anything
but think…
that’s kind of
disgusting.

What is this White Stuff
on the Side of Our Mouths
in the Corner in the
Crevasse
when we’re talking
nonstop?

What is this White Torrent
this Raging Sea
of Foam and Forment
God only knows
I don’t
all I know is that
I’d prefer
to not have it there
when talking
with a girl
that the thought of it
makes me
want to
hurl

But should it really?
Is it not one more
aspect of
nature’s beauty
expressed
in the deposited
excrement
of saliva
well-spent
and taking
residence
in the corner of
the world
as this
visible pearl?

Should we not lift up
this White Stuff
on our Mouths
as the icing
on the cake
the piece de resistance
the fin de siecle
and other
fine things?

Should we not raise
its status to
that of a goddess
an immortal thing
which lets us
know when we
are parched
or when we’ve
talked much
more
than our listeners
have
heart?

Praise to thee
White Stuff
on the Side of Our
Mouths
for I praise everything
and everyone
for participating
together in this
great experiment
that is
life.