All those years I underwent orthodontic care for naught
‘cuz profound gum recession and bone dissolution found me fraught
with angst riddled necessity whence dentures bought
or will soon bring relief, where financial cost to me = aught.
though grievous o’er viz diet of baby food – rubs raw and
bitter pill to swallow now answered – with true grit
where healthy state of body, mind and spirit
with awls well that ends well with vigor ‘n vim writ.
Ah…I would give anything 2Re: cap cha ma pearly not so whites
though dent chores sans current day coup page invites
poetic emotional collage of words attempts to convey plights
how aye felt after all my choppers removed – argh that bites
yes, that day found me a nervous wreck, where psyche fights
for survival transpired – testament sans nights
won toothless grin and bore ordeal like…shining knights.
’twas not with glee this dear bro
did accept fate, and now twitters like crow
adjusting new sans parabolic learning curve
to talk where speech akin to blob of dough
being formless, yet
with gumption resignation to these extractions did flow
into mine psyche (twinges with accursed displeasure), boot go
to the University of Pennsylvania Dental School and a heave hoe
this scrivener and regular joe
tried to find a silver lining y know
that removal of upper teeth and those
less than five centimeters be low
now awaits scheduled post surgery measure for measure
maybe in about four weeks i.e. aboot deux fortnights or
so, now finds me unable to refer to skin of my teeth for
maxim, yea this circumstance did/does suck n bite galore
‘though once dentures fitted, thee psychological gloom will score
less self consciousness (per maxillofacial situation) lore
ring me 2b thankful insurance picks up hefty tab for sure.
now I overlook challenging state absent accessories to chew
this chap adapted since oral surgeons drew
out molars, cuspids, canines…after applying nitrous oxide flew
me to outer limits of twilight zone embarkation a new
experience to mitigate pain subsequently grew
crisis a smidgen less worse than next in line per deathly queue.