Monday, May 21, 2012

Toothless Ache


Ache

deep hole.

Loss means pain.

It must be so

even if you are a tooth too far gone?


But why does the jaw, neck, eye, and head hurt?

In sympathy?

A drum beats..

miss you

tooth.

(double Tetractys--1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1-- for Mini Sunday on http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/.)

5 comments:

Mary said...

I can definitely feel your pain here, Judy.

Willow said...

This is an excellent poem, conveys deep loss. Good job with the double Tetractys. It seemed made for this poem.

Peggy said...

Great Judy. Both concrete (ouch for your tooth) and more metaphorical about all kinds of loss. I like how you did the form as well. I will have to try this one as it looks easy to understand at least. (the form)

Lynne said...

Excellent, Judy. I feel the pain from here.

turtlememoir said...

Well done, Judy - your poem's pain is palpable.