The mouth can open wide
take in that which fills it
sustenance and nonsense.
It can bite, hard
morph into shapes, the oh, a grimace, a lilt of surprise.
It can close, lips pressing like a vise
not for me, though, not for me.
Sandra Hosking is a professional editor, writer and playwright based in Spokane, WA. Publishing credits include The Spokesman-Review, Journal of Business, Glass International, Inland NW Homes & Lifestyles, Down to Earth Northwest, Insight for Playwrights, Joey, 3 Elements Review, West Texas Review, and Edify Fiction. Her plays have been performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Canada, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Hosking holds an MFA in theatre/playwriting from the University of Idaho and an MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University.