Meth Mouth and Further Decay

What Joe used to know:

-At least two uses for gasoline, acetone and drain cleaner

-How to get away from any cop

-Every road in Joplin (before the tornado hit and stole all the street signs)

-The feeling of his tongue on his front, left tooth


What Joe knows:

-Vows don’t really mean “for worse”

-How to roll his own cigarettes when money is tight

-Payless $34.50, non-slip, fake leather shoes slide more on kitchen floors than his old boots do

-Wash, rinse, repeat


What Joe wants to know:

-What his children look like now that they’re grown

-How his sister has changed since his mom’s death

-How to spell words he’ll never say in conversation

-The feeling of the sun