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Smiles from Malta

I met a little old man last night in Doc Holidays from Malta who coulda been a pool shark if he wanted, but just played the game for fun, no glory, he's already had enough of that.  He has two daughters and pictures of them in his pocket, but he won't show them off. I'm sure the reactions he's heard throughout the years have joked about more than diamond rings. Still, he laughs with his whole face and his mouth really truly does stretch back as wide as his ears. His teeth are shiny with spit and he half sticks-half dangles his tongue out, especially when he’s smiling, which is all the time; apparently, just like me. 

Micaela Silberstein