A Non-Newtonian Fluid (maddening) wrote,
A Non-Newtonian Fluid

I have a piece of skin dangling from the roof of my mouth.
I cut it chewing on some ice. Just one of the hazards of my need for ice.
It's right behind my teeth, trailing back. Just irritating enough to feel like a hair. Just strange enough that I can't decide if I want it to stay or if I want to risk it and pull it off.
I have this vision of getting ahold of it and pulling on it and having it rip straight back to my uvula. Not deep, but raw and bleeding.
spitting out blood for an hour. Water stinging on my terrorized pallet for days.
Talking like I'd just gotten my tongue pierced. Talking like one of those third world kids with the cleft pallet.

But I think I'll rip it off.
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