Dogs 2014

HOLE IN THE HEAD
(8/3/14)


it's depressing
to lose
a tooth

not due
to accident

not due
to injury

but just
because
it's cracked
with age

given out

worn down

what's next?

I grew up
watching dentures
soak
in drinking
glasses

both parents
having lost
the majority
of their teeth
in their
20s

with those
genetics
I'm fortunate

I guess

mid 50s
and just now
having to cope
with the inevitability
of a bridge

but
for now
the tongue
caresses
the gap

mourning
the missing

imaging
a smooth
gum line

all around