"THREE A.M. AND AN ACHING TOOTH AND OPIUM"

An opaled flavor … opium
You are the mother of an oriental pearl …

China Town. 3:00 A.M.

Sweet … aching tooth
Pain plus pain times pain …

Loosing objectivity – loosing chariots
I want to extract the tooth – I want to sleep …

An afterthought !

Let me tell you … my sweet audience
The modus operendi of a toothache

The like of rusty nails
Hammered into your skull

The like of lightning bolts
Frying your brain

The like of a sliver of hard wood
Inserted into your eye

The like of a molten pitchfork
Branding into your gut

And most horrifying of all !

The like of a silver bullet
That reaches high velocity
And at the moment of truth … becomes
Conscious of its own nature
And like the sadist … drops in betrayal
Of its own design

China Town. 3:15 A.M.

My pipe is full and ready
In perpetual thoughts
I dream of pliers and hammers

Like the hardest of stone
I want to shape it out
Out of my mouth … out of my head

The tooth has become independent
Independent of my thought
Independent of my existence

China Town. 3:25 A.M.

This candy pearl has taken flight
My entire body … numb !
Except … the tooth !

Becoming a student of bone
The study of the tooth … becoming the tooth !

I stop a rebellion … and the pain is gone

End

"THREE A.M. AND AN ACHING TOOTH AND OPIUM"

Kirrill D'Kainn

Joined March 2009

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