Abscess

by Mike Soares


Stranger
Squatting beneath the flesh
Clandestine
Emerging with
a ping, a throb
Until Cacophony.

                Jon swung the screen into view and showed me where the nerve had been –
an area vacated and now filling with bacteria. “Here is what is going to happen.”
He pointed. ”Two wires will go in, one on each side of the root, and act as an auger,
removing the pulp.”

Puncture
Piercing inside the flesh
Anesthetic
Extracting with
stainless metal
Until Numb.

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