her parasitic companion.
It fed on her hesitation,
Sneeze uttered, word stuttered, step stumbled,
fashion blunder, hairy ankle, hair frizzled.
Mistaken calculation, inadequate estimation,
incomplete mastery, directional incompetency,
I hold a love-hate relationship with my dentist.
I enter with deluded optimism,
of gushing praise for my careful hygiene
and the fluoride-satisfaction of a teeth cleaning.
she pronounces my undeserved travesty: