Thursday, July 23, 2020

My Day in Haikus

Yawning is painful
Reluctant to chew and eat,
Too much discomfort.

Jaw ache forces me
To forget about COVID:
Dentist appointment.

After three visits,
Masks and hand sanitizer:
Diagnosis time.

Machine surrounds me.
NOT a pampering facial,
The scanning begins.

The images show
Jaw arthritis is a thing -
Why am I surprised?

Nobody 'owns' this,
Now to fight the insurance
To get some relief.

Martini diet?
Maybe that is the answer -
No chewing involved.

My day has brightened -
Cone flowers have opened up,
'Blazing Stars' are here.

 Floating in the dark,
Coyote group howl delights,
Comet's a no-show.

A deluge of rain
As I sleep my cares away,
A comforting sound.


Shelley Burbank said...

A whole day of haiku! I hope you are able to get some relief from the pain.

Deb said...

Yes, thank you, it has been much better since diagnosis - I was given a flexible bite splint to try, and it's made a HUGE difference. Plus, I was reminded not to eat/chew the things that exacerbate the pain. So, steak is out for now :-( I'm much happier now that I know what I'm dealing with.