[definition: a long pointed tooth, especially one which protrudes from the closed mouth.]

One milestone after another,
you finally reach one
where you sort of

Take a deep breath,
and grasp your hand in my darkness.
I feel you smile
and pull me slightly.

“Come on,” you coax.
I groan.
“It’ll be fine.”

So it was,
until that awkward question.

“Uh, no.
We’re dating.”

The sound of the holler
of the elephant
standing in the room
was enough to silence anymore questions.