miniscule proceedings
by t. zoEy benally

something is caught
invisible raspberry seed
or maybe toasted corn shell
a persistent particle
evades lassos of floss
impervious to plastic toothbrush bristles
Sisyphean fluoride impregnated paste
and impotent wash of Listerine
do nothing to dislodge
this immense boulder
from the grinding surfaces
of my tooth? teeth?
pea piled under mattresses
combined with the luminous
moon disk
drive me to brinks
of insomnia.