Dental Appointment

I have a very good dentist, I like her and her staff, but I’ve been seeing rather a
lot of them recently. During one session I got caught up in a Skeltonic or tumbling rhyme poem. Just one way to pass the time while I was unable to talk …

DENTAL APPOINTMENT

after the chilling                           
I’m quite willing
to hear the milling
of dental drilling
that’ll do the filling
with the swilling
and the spilling
before the thrilling
final killing
of the billing

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9781771333054_FC‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’: poetry. This collection draws a picture of the poet’s divorced mother, an artist with two children, who struggled with poverty, war, and the realities of daily life, yet still found beauty and comfort in her garden, and her art.
From Inanna Publications, 2016.

About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more...
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2 Responses to Dental Appointment

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    Dentists malke me nervous, no matter how good and gentle I know mine to be;. Your poetry helps 😉 Merci!

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