by Lawrence Witt
Sit quietly and fidget less the dentist won’t be long
my gums ache
if you turn away from hurt
become preoccupied with something trivial then it
won’t matter quite so much
pick a magazine and try to get invested,
look at this one it has fire fighters on the cover
I don’t like them
how about a polystyrene cup of water
would that sooth you?
I’m not thirsty
Nurse! Secretary, sorry. Is there any chance we
might get bumped up on the register
it’s just that in between this fix
and bedtime I’ve a luncheon to attend.
He’s in a bad way plainly
I’ll wait my turn alright but don’t expect outstanding
feedback on your client satisfaction form
it’s getting dizzy in here
easy now my little soldier if the weight becomes
tuck your legs up to your chin and breathe in denim
like you do
that’s right. The world is never ending don’t forget
you are not helping.
Lawrence Witt recently completed his BA in English and Creative Writing and is based in the UK, where he generates poetry and other fictive works. His experiments are logged at http://www.discursivepoetics.net.