Friday, April 10, 2015

Dating and Dentistry

The dentist took a second look,
x-rays are difficult reads. But I knew
the Frosted Flakes and Slurpees
I just kind of hoped to get away with

those few moments—an easy sigh and slouch,
foot tucked under the crook of my knee.
Unclenched and relaxed, savoring
hopeful thoughts on quiet car rides.

But her eyes dropped, digging
a bunker in the sidewalk. I knew
the drill’s grinding falsetto. Still,
the in-between was sweet. 

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