No Soothing Wait

Guardian Angel
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

                                        it’s painful!

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

                                        mother please

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

unbearable then

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


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I am a dreamer, as well as a doer, who lives in the North Georgia mountains. I started my publishing journey August of 2013, have had moderate success, but my utmost passion is my "daytime" job, which is working with adults who are constantly striving to better their lives as they obtain the GED credential.

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