The Crooked Smile
_ a poem by Yuri Kageyama
In the silence after your first breath of a wail
So still and serious,
Testing the corner muscles of your mouth
Forgetting for a moment your instinct to suckle
Looking with your miracle almond eyes into my eyes,
Pleased to meet you.
A tiny crooked
Newborns don’t smile for weeks.
you are just a genius.