So this is what pain feels like: A rotting in the center of your tooth. You don’t want to touch it (that’s where the real pain starts), So you leave it. And a dull ache becomes a sharp one; Decay on the inside becomes decay on the outside.
And then your tooth is black.
It hurts more than you’ve ever felt When the dentist takes his drill to your tooth. It somehow hurts even worse When he tells you that he can’t salvage it. You can’t turn decay into strength, he says. You can’t bring death back to life, he says.
Now, there’s an empty space where a tooth once was. You run your tongue over it, mindlessly, daily— In a few weeks, the raw flesh becomes toughened, smooth— It’s like nothing was ever there. No tooth. No decay. No death. But you still remember.
Your fingers end in talons— the ones you trim to hide the predator inside.
Ten thousand creatures sacrificed; but really, what’s the loss? Apply a splash of gloss.
You picked the perfect color to mirror nature’s law: red, like tooth and claw.
I thought about titling or subtitling this one “A mini-ode to manicure” but thought better of it. Please note that this poem is not about female predators but the way the human race “glosses over” its predatory nature. We may appear to be “civilized” but what are we doing to the planet and its other inhabitants? Keywords/Tags: polish, nails, talons, claws, predator, gloss, loss, red, tooth, claw, pollution, climate change, global warming, mass extinction, genocide
You smile- With new spaces between your teeth, Newly lost teeth Cast off to the tooth fairy, You trade in to get your new teeth I hear your laugh, You flash your toothless smile I smile back, The twinkle in your eye tells me of the wisdom born in you, The landscape inside your mouth growing upwards Like mountains in your being, Your innocence birthing into new life experiences shaping who you are, Your new toothless smile tells me of your growing confidence, You pat me on the back "It's OK mom, I know who the tooth fairy is, You don't have to explain." Your eyes sparkle with magic, You tell me who the fairy Really is.
I appreciate the time we spent together. You know I used to come to you in any weather. But you denied me my friend. This is how I know this relationship will not happen again. Now I will make sure that odium becomes reality; Because of you and your fake personality With these thoughts I aim at you with such veracity. If only you could feel what I feel just to understand me. Some would say I have chosen the wrong path, I guess I will pull out the claws and never retract. Thanks to you I am more idiosyncratic; I have no more friends to make this situation less chaotic. I am certain that all the little things I do add up to nothing to you. That is why I am saving the best for last, because that is what I am due. I have been put on the path of least resistance; Because the most dangerous things in my life will always stay persistent. Now to make a stand for myself in any light. The carnivores have me and with a jagged tooth they will bite. This is my pure unadulterated return. For years and years my hatred flame has burned. Never do I want my friends to be enemies. It is better for me to count sheeps with a Golden Fleece just ahead of me. Now that is said and done to you. I hope you do stick in my head like glue. All of us pay the price for a chosen few. I hope to never see again. I hope this remains until the very end.
He's cherry liqueur, keeps his cards face-down, sweet enough to be a sweet but still a little bit sour. Deep, dark thinker but not one to wear a frown and so he puts me in my place from the inside out.
And how just do it now Chosen Pick Like Hockey Canadian Cup the puck
"Grand Waterfalls" it beacons me enlightens you Smiley whites you just got to see My tooth got pulled Sweet jammed Not such luck
Did it become the Expedition I was deep 2-B fooled To Teeth me schooled Or text me The next tooth It's a sign which you will never understand
It's about teeth_
Not you're first baby teeth Just take a breath The picked wrench The tooth spy is sitting on the bench Fortune Gypsy tellers
Gold diggers tooth dwellers Who got the worst teeth sinners
The winners of blackmail The white pearly lie Email teeth smiling Eating hard taffy Like she is dying The tooth fairy is coming lielie Pinnochio__ This is a hell video Mario I am gamed
We had a deal Big bad tooth Chosen Hybrid Wolf transformation ****** Vampire tooth bleed demonstration sensation Chosen one she got frozen ice vibration How he picked me out of random
The good bones he was my biggest Fan broken tooth he leads me in his pick me electrocuted His chair the fandom The scared vibe The proud tooth Indian Bow- Wow!! Tribe
The Patheos Chosen Dino Rhinoceros Posterous Serial killer Eating her tooth In her Cheerios!! Cheers to Miss Cherries Near the tree bark berries ****** strawberries Stained her love teeth He was called Mark Teeth me
Don't iron me Stark white My hero's Sidekick Upper bite Hard candy My Cousin Vinny Tooth lawyer So canny Some Sport Teressa Tomei Fantasy-Court Island
Pompeii She chose Portofino My biological teeth are clicking Mr. Buck's big lotto
Starbucks coffee stained Yellow below--- White armor pillow Godfather fellow Apple computer Electrified plugging
Pulled some Mob of teeth The horse's mouth Desperately Susan Tooth swelled up Made her Mom fed up
Her smile Snow White and the seven decks of dwarfs The surf and turf internet Being dragged like pulling teeth braces set Brooklyn born traces song duet More teeth chattering Painful fee's Down to her very root Like a fern tooth twisted She needed more calcium what a knock out tooth came out Tackle Football pick her
"Apple Snapple" Movie stars Teeth daily double What fossils of bones
Her toothache sadistically he raves* The Dentist showed her the Xrays all time delays
Like a woodchuck chucking wood Her teeth were discoloring Blame Snow White* She felt like he was the The Dentist like King Kong Her tooth on display She was wearing her thong Eventually, her tooth came out Just my luck seven teeth to be pulled The professor Commentator
He didn't know how to love her What a guesser in both He knew every tooth He didn't want to lose her
To be pushed and shoved This felt like a painful love the right Dentist shaped tooth cup Do *** The Cop Just stop him His tooth Got capped Bullet shots
Teeth me again We will see what remains The proof is in the pudding Big smile proofreading The bite of her apple her teeth started to have more bleeding Eve yuck
Life descending Adam Her tooth for his tooth Like a job of swapping Never Ends_ The back of her mouth Her root canals never end Romancing in Venice canal She turned into the dark Goth Crooked Smile Hannibal Tried to make her smile She was the hunter Crazed like a cannibal; "Lighten Up" Pearly more cultured Yellow up Girly more dentures Cleanse your teeth Save your tooth The sign of the man of the cloth
The Sentinel for both Ready to be Chicken hatched Not giving up her tooth But painful enough it was a tooth decay The classic Leave it to ******'s teeth Mom changed getting an extraction she went with her Mr. Cleaver The Driller
Her big tooth mailbox Inside her chosen tooth Like the Psychic lady booth Told her tooth is worth
The pain Wall Street She had loads to gain
Their teeth collided money chilling Her gums sherlock changing
Like cinders of Cinderella in ashes her smile he passes At birth, the luck tooth was left by her crib the fairy took it It became a fortune so worth
You never know who you
will meet at birth?
Just smile if your tooth is aching
Is it in a tooth fortune teller she knows whats up with a rotten tooth