what a weekend

friday 
was 
such a lovely day
after
 the rain left
 that is

the forecast
 for
 the weekend
 wasn't great

add to wintery temps 
the beginning
 of 
the remodeling of my mouth

too many years ago for me to recall
 how long its been
i had a permanent bridge installed 
over
 around
 and 
through
 my upper teeth

over these many years
 i should have charged my food a toll 
then
 the cost of 
repair 
replacement
 remodel
would have  
less stress on my bank account

i might have actually gone a few more years
 before major renovation was needed
but things happened

anyway

saturday 
was
 the first step
 toward
 what likely
 will be
 months
 if not at years
 of 
dental visits


the rain 
supposed
to happen
 late in the day
started
 before 
i even stepped out of the house

 a mere drizzle uptown
was
a major downpour
midtown

umbrellas were popping up
even under the
calder


the only one happy about the rain
the umbrella vendor
his chant of
five dollars five dollars five dollars
carried him across 57th street


several hours later
mouth mostly numb
i
headed uptown

the rain
gone
leaving
wet streets
blooming trees


beautification happened
seriously 
did you think 
2+ hours in a dentist chair 
would stop me beautfying


sunday 
was 
a lovely 
sunny day
the wind 
however
icy and strong
 enough
 to 
blow people away


hold on tight and walk fast


8 comments:

  1. The wind was crazy here over the weekend -- and we even saw a little snow. Hoping things are going to turn around.

    Good luck on the teeth. It may take years, but in the long run, I bet you'll be glad you underwent all those office visits.

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  2. Oh dear. I've been thru my share of dentist trauma and have also practically parked a small luxury car in my mouth! All I can say is, Brave Girl! Good for you for taking care of your health. And, aren't we lucky we live in a age and country where good, sound dentistry is available?

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  3. Oh, I hate dental visits! Lovely shots though, but I hope it will warm up by next week when I arrive in New York!

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  4. Oooooo, the dentist visits do not sound like fun at all.
    I hope it's not painful.
    We had more snow yesterday and today, than we had all winter, and now the bitter cold is setting in. Does not look like relief until at least the weekend. :-(
    xo.

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  5. My wife is fixing to start a two year program of mouth reconstruction. Fun, fun, fun.

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  6. Oh gosh, I would get pampered after a long dentist visit. I would spend the rest of the day being pampered if I had to deal with that. It looks like you're due for some warmer weather.

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