Jon Edward Walker

Rookie (6-26-1980 / othello)

Drilled Helpless - Poem by Jon Edward Walker

I really don’t want the dentist
drilling at my teeth,
jerking my head around
from the force
to be talking to the
assistant angrily
about how much he
hates his neighbors dog
for crapping on his lawn
and how long this week
has been,
late Friday afternoon
or how he’s thinking
about shooting
the dog if it’s
on his property again
and wondering
whether or not
it would be a crime
but he is.
and right now
there’s not much I can do about it.


Comments about Drilled Helpless by Jon Edward Walker

  • (12/17/2005 10:57:00 AM)


    we all know
    dentists
    inflict pain
    and how happy they are to do so
    and this funny tale
    gives the whole matter
    a fresh slant
    fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 17, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 11, 2006


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