|A pain shot
through my jaw
awakening me from my sleep,
while my wife lay beside me
in a slumber, sound and deep.
Out of bed I slipped real
in search of a pill I could pick
to stop the pain which I felt
and end my spiral, downward melt.
work, so I took another
and then I prayed to the Holy Mother,
but instead of the pain going away
it came back stronger with more to say.
I picked up the
phone, although it was late,
to find a dentist for a midnight date,
but all I got were recorded voices
leaving me with no viable choices.
Still in my pajamas,
I ran outside
from the blinding pain to try to hide,
but stride for stride it kept up with me,
until there was nothing I could see.
Unable to view
where I went,
on some step the night I spent
from where I howled at the moon
hoping help would find me soon.
I passed out
oblivious to all
until I heard a sirens call
and saw red lights atop a car
flashing at me from afar.
A man in white
jumped out at me
looking like a dentist to set me free.
No, Im a vet, he said
with a scowl.
You sounded like a dog with that
He tapped my
bicuspid and I jumped real high
but he caught my leg before I reached the
He pulled me down and pulled my tooth way
and then I heard it fall into a metal cup.
I licked his hand
and wagged my tail
and let out a joyous, reverberating wail
that soared to a nearby shingled roof
only to be followed by a woof, woof, woof.