dental fear-mongering

one and a half years
my teeth must be suffering
finally dentist

My teeth, zero cavities.

fear of cavities
my mouth a festering hole
pleasantly surprised!

My found ring!

lost and forgotten
my father’s disappointment
only in my mind

thinking it’s still there
my thumb rubs index finger
“phantom ring syndrome”

A thief’s possession?
silent in some dark corner?
anywhere … nowhere