SOMEBODY'S WISDOM TOOTH IN A ZIPLOCK BAG

  1. Some fans give me gifts to pass on to Sufjan.
  2. Tonight a young woman brought me her tooth.
  3. "Will you see him? Can you give this to him?!"
  4. No explanation. No accompanying note. No lyrical reference that would make this make sense.
  5. Just a single tooth in a bag.
  6. I took it.
  7. But I did not say I would give it to him.
  8. Because I won't.
  9. Because you don't anonymously give your tooth to someone you revere.
  10. Because that's fucked up behavior no matter how much you like their art.
  11. And I am not going to participate in someone's warped, potentially upsetting fantasy.
  12. So it's my tooth now!