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  Table of contents Issue Twenty-four THE TOOTH FAIRY

by NATALIE CRICK
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The Tooth Fairy comes at nightfall.
With attic eyes and
Blue jasmine hair.
It’ll look after your teeth now, Girl.
Her face shook like
A fright or an electric drill
When she fitted in the barn.
Her brains were like a farmyard.
She is a special friend
For Sally.
But, look again, now she’s dead.
Sally’s dead.

In 1999
She’s waiting on the moors with a broomstick.
Blue hair whipped up in the frost.
And, suddenly, the wind changes.

Tonight she’s in Phoebe’s room.
Phoebe thinks the Tooth Fairy doesn’t exist.
Phoebe’s gone missing.
Phoebe’s dead.

   
   

 

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Natalie Crick, from Newcastle in the UK, has found delight in writing all of her life and first began writing when she was a very young girl. Her poetry is influenced by melancholic confessional Women's poetry. Her poetry has been published in a range of journals and magazines including Cannon's Mouth, Cyphers, Ariadne's Thread, Carillon and National Poetry Anthology 2013.



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