Friday, October 16, 2009

I love my roommate.

Ayabean is my roommate. My mom gave Aya that nickname because she loves baked beans so much. When she came to my house for Thanksgiving a couple years ago, my mom made baked beans especially for her, and everyone was so into it that it was declared a new tradition. When I talk to my mom she always asks, "How's Ayabeeeeean?" Is that not the cutest story ever? Aya and I lived together for a year or something in Portland and now we live together in Tokyo.

Aya's getting braces and here's what she has to say about it:

I went to a dentist to pull out teeth.
Before that, I stopped by a shrine and prayed so that it doesn't hurt so bad.
Unfortunately it does, but this pain is mystic.

The dentist gave me the teeth, and I observed them for a while.
They are so pretty.
They had been with me for a long time.
and today they became independent from me.
My parents would feel the same way when I left to America.

Tonight, I sleep with the teeth under my pillow.


<3<3<3 Roommate, I fucking love you.

5 comments:

Beth said...

why were we the only grapes at the grapes and robots party? robots are rad but like

Beth said...

p.s. aya how creeped out would you be if i stole your teeth and left 500 yen in their place, i'm considering it right now

selena said...

This is a beautiful poem.

Whitney Turner said...

Braces?! Jealous! I just priced fake teeth for my two little stubby ones and they want to charge me $2800!!!!!!! WHHHAAAAT? How is that even fair?! It's only TWO TEETH!

aya said...

Beth,
One coin, one tooth.
New business. lol

Whitney,
I know! Why everything about teeth are so expensive!?