All Tricks

 
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What happens when your teeth fall out? This afternoon I sat down to take a break with a cookie and a glass of tea. On the last bite one of my front caps popped off leaving me looking pretty scary. On Monday, I will see if my dentist can glue it back on before Halloween makes it permanent!! It is either laugh or cry, so for Frank Tassone’s Haikai today, it’s a Renga that hopefully will make you smile instead of cry!

All sad tricks today

Halloween came too early

Makes my dentist smile

Chewing cookies with cap apps

Made me a jack-o-lantern

Perhaps I should wait

Till the children come by

Give them a big smile

Making it a real fright night

No need to buy a pumpkin

With that toothless smile

Perhaps my candy will last

‘Till the last one screams

Running frightened down the street

More candy for me to eat

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To rot out more teeth!!

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Selfie Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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26 thoughts on “All Tricks

  1. lol!
    I can identify with this. I broke both front teeth when I was nine (forming a gap that was an inverted “V”), and I had to wait until I was thirteen to get caps. As you might guess, there were few photos of me smiling during that period. One of those caps broke off when my son was a toddler, and he was so upset about that.

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