Root Canal

Despicable Me

It starts with pain
That gets worse
Before it gets better
You go for help
After praying to the insurance gods
That pay a little of the fee
The hope of simplicity
Is ruined by two words
Root canal
Brace yourself
For drills and files
That you are too numb to fully feel
By the time it is done
Your mind has run for miles
And your jaw now aches
A crown is in the future
But first a desperate race
To get the meds before the numbness fades

(Not my best, but I’m writing this after getting prepared for a crown.  So, I’m not at my best.  It doesn’t help that I can’t remember the original plan and just learned that my weekend is going to be busier than expected.)

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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26 Responses to Root Canal

  1. Excellent given the circumstances. Wait! Excellent period!


  2. I’ve always been to chicken to go for a root canal. I just tell them to pull it, lol. Great poem, I feel your pain!


  3. I’ve had TWO root canals done on the same back tooth (several years apart) and fear another one (in a different back tooth) is coming up soon, so I know your pain 😳


  4. jenanita01 says:

    My sympathies, Charles….


  5. Had one of those once. Just get it good and numb is all I ask.


  6. L. Marie says:

    The fact that you can be creative while in pain is amazing, Charles. I usually curl up in a ball and watch episodes of Pokemon on Netflix.

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  7. Maybe you think this isn’t your best but I love it!


  8. Ouch… Hope you’re feeling better by now!


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