My brother [Jeremiah] saw blood on my hands, jaw, and chair. I was chewing on my finger at the time. Mom came, rinsed out my mouth, then realized I had a loose tooth.

I’ve been to the dentist before. We learned then that my teeth were different. They are discolored, kind of orange tinted; and because of my bilateral cleft lip and palate, they’re all over the place.

Mom wiggled the loose tooth and it came right out. It was hollow, thin, and weirdly shaped. Honestly, I can’t even tell it’s missing.

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