Friday, January 15, 2010

Jaw Ache

An occasional,
ache, sharp if not
specific to a tooth
but running along
the jawbone like
a brain freeze,
that fleeting, transient,
temporary, intense
flash of pain; temporary,
yes, but when
it’s there,
it’s there.
It lingers, sometimes,
like a conscience.


Phoenix-Karenee said...

Heh, these are not fun. Thank you for so clearly reminding me of how it feels.

Maureen said...

Really like this, especially that last line.

S. Etole said...

a conscience not dulled ...

L.L. Barkat said...


is this based on current experience?

Hoping not.

I did love the end.

Laura said...


Missy K said...

I could FEEL that.

Kathleen said...

You poets are teaching me that poems, for all their slenderness are heavy ~ muscle weighs more than fat?
I'm beginning to become addicted.

Like Dr. Brand said, pain is a gift no one wants.

Anonymous said...

i like the word