Milk Tooth

by remembertoexhale

Standing on a precipice of change
bigger than ever before
and the decisions in your hands
yours alone
like a clear unmarked map
but as you step forward 
into the sunlight and 
the unbeaten paths
I hope that you clear them well
before charging head on 
keep your eyes peeled for snakes
carry a machete maybe
remember to stay hydrated
and even though 
you still have single milk tooth
right next to your left eye tooth
I hope that you don’t feel like you are ill equipped 
to make decisions with your fully grown head and heart
because that milk tooth has served you longer and better 
than all the permanent teeth in your mouth
I hope that you remember that
and I hope that you remember your heart
in every decision that you make