Dogs 2015

THE CHAIR
(4/1/15)


we sit

we recline

we elevate

we decline

all
on command

their
command

the denizens
of the Planet
Dentistry
have us
at their disposal

open

close

head right

head left

we are
puppets
on strings
of mint flavored
dental floss

tap

grind

rinse

spit

we respond
quickly

automatically

the programming
engrained
so very
long ago

and the
pain

the wonderful
pain

they dispense
discomfort
as if
they have never
sat in similar
circumstances
themselves

"you're going
to feel
just
a little pinch"

bring it
on

we live
for the
pain

we slobber
around
the syringe

thank you

thank you
so very
much

we belong
here