Philosophical Dentistry

I happened to lose a tooth today
Not to chance or accident
Healthy not diseased decayed
Superfluous now itís mate long spent

It just hung there becoming loose
Without a mate to act upon
Got me thinking of getting old
Will I become loose when my mates are gone

Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-01-26 at 16:13

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Quite possibly.

Somerset Maugham once wrote that in each shave lies a philosophy. Reading your poem makes the reader feel that even a trivial act of 'losing a tooth' leads one into a philosophical musing. Well-writ, Joe. I also like the wit and humor that are in it.