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May 2001

Cats Never Brush Their Teeth

Have you noticed? Cats lack toothbrushes

but their mouths never stink like those of dogs.

They eat raw flesh & smelly food just the same

but their magic mouths don't smell like doggy breath.

Our own human mouths, if we fail to brush

or chew betel nut till they're red as a plum

Will stink to heaven even worse than an ogre's

everyone knows this dearly in their hearts.

Wouldn't it be good if we savored the "Dhamma

Lozenge" all day long and late into the night?

Our mouths will be fresh & fragrant from deep within.

If this isn't true, then come curse me to death.

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